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News | 20 August 2020

Covid-19 and poor WASH reinforce gender and social inequality

Plan International is a humanitarian, rights-based development organisation with a special focus on equal rights and opportunities for girls and young women. Its water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) initiatives are strongly related to its gender and social inclusion approach. “Even more so in times of corona,” argues Mascha Singeling, WASH expert at Plan International. “We even see it as a precondition for success.” In addition to the focus on gender and social inclusion, Plan International has acquired solid knowledge on local contexts and working relationships with local and national governments. “We know the WASH needs in the countries where we work, and we have a good idea of what is effective in the long-term.”

Photo of Plan International's handwashing station in Guinea.