Updated: Thursday 28 February 2019

Commission on the Status of Women

Commission on the Status of Women has prepared draft conclusions for "Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls."

The draft contains a dedicated paragraph on WASH with special attention to be given to accountability frameworks and parity in leadership.:

“Guarantee the availability of clean water and safe sanitation for women and girls, including for menstrual hygiene management, in homes, schools, health clinics, transportation hubs, refugee camps, government offices, work sites and other public places; (E/CN.6/2019/3,”

(ff) “Promote the full and equal participation and leadership of women and women’s organizations in policy dialogues and decision-making relating to social protection systems, public services and sustainable infrastructure; (E/CN.6/2019/3, para 43, (ff))”

You can find whole draft Conclusions here:

(gg) “Create and strengthen gender-responsive accountability mechanisms, such as

gender audits, and include beneficiaries and users in the evaluation of social protection, public

services and infrastructure projects; (E/CN.6/2019/3, para 43, (gg))”