Advancing gender equality and improving access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) are both critical issues for Pacific Island Nations. WASH can provide an entry point for gender equity in communities, addressing the two issues side by side.
The New Times, New Targets (NTNT) Project aims to do this by improving sustainable and inclusive access to WASH services and facilities in schools, clinics and communities in rural Solomon Islands. The project mainstreams gender and social inclusion elements into all WASH activities to ensure the participation, consultation and consideration of all.
Developed by Plan International, the Gender WASH Monitoring Tool (GWMT) has been designed to recognise the gaps and challenges to measuring gender equality in WASH projects. Read more about how this tool is being used in the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea, how it can be improved and survey results in Making Change Happen.