Yousra Abu SharekhFollow

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Summer 8-12-2021


water, sanitation, hygiene, GBV


It is generally believed that gender gaps in having access to safe, equitable and adequate Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) services arise from the unfair distribution of WASH resources between females and males, in addition to the gender norms that assign WASH responsibilities to women and girls.

It was found that poor access to WASH services is not a main cause of Gender Based Violence (GBV), however, it increases the vulnerability of females to different types of GBV. It is strongly recommended to conduct research on GBV and access to WASH facilities that is more comprehensive, qualitative, reliable and evidence based.


Gender and Sexuality | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology


Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State

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Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
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This work has been created with support from the Institute of International Education (IIE)/Fulbright - English for Graduate Students Program.

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