The Resilient WASH in the Islands Region of Papua New Guinea Program is an Australian aid initiative implemented by Live & Learn Environmental Education in partnership with Plan International on behalf of the Australian Government.
In late 2019 a gender and social inclusion baseline survey was done in 63 communities in 30 local government wards. This document is a summary of findings and analysis based on three themes:
1) Female and male perspectives on access to water and sanitation facilities, and agency in household decision-making about water, sanitation and hygiene
2) Female and male perspectives and experience on participation, inclusion and agency in community decision-making about water, sanitation and hygiene
3) Female and male knowledge and experience of menstrual health
The goal of the project is to improve access to safe and secure water, improve health, strengthen gender equality and create greater wellbeing for people in New Ireland Province and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea (PNG).