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A look at the reports and briefs about policy and practice in water, sanitation and hygiene.
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WaterAid India develops a wide range of publications including technical reports, policy briefs, operations research, qualitative evaluations, good practice documents, and IEC materials. Available here are these publications for your reading and review.

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It’s No Joke: The State of the World’s Toilets 2015

We all laugh at toilet humour – but the state of the world’s toilets is really no joke. If you stretched all 774 million people in India now waiting for household toilets, the queue would stretch from Earth to the moon – and beyond!

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Break the Taboos Poster Series

Menstruation is a natural and healthy process but it is a topic that many women are uncomfortable discussing in public. This is compounded by gender inequality, which excludes women and girls from decision-making processes and prevalence of taboos that seek to restrict women and girls from managing their menstruation safely in a supportive and healthy environment. This poster series available in English, Hindi, Telugu and Odiya seeks to dispel some of the common taboos associated with menstruation in India.

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Mala, Community Mobilizer and Anita, Panchayat Mobilizer facilitating the MHM session with village women and adolescent girls. Baisenbagh village, post interventionLucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Decoding GST on sanitary pads

ARUNDATI MURALIDHARAN & TANYA MAHAJAN Why does GST matter? After a year-long zealous campaign on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for sanitary pads by Members of Parliament, activists, students and the general public, the Government on India announced on 21 July 2018 that sanitary pads will be exempted from GST, a decision that was thought to benefit the thousands of Indian girls and women who use and want to use sanitary pads. The basic premise for the zero tax movement was that sanitary pads are an essential and not a luxury item for women.  But will tax exemption really...

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