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Sanitation Workers Forum 2021: Linking Research, Policy, and Practice
The Sanitation Workers Forum 2021 was organized with an aim to address some of the critical knowledge gaps on sanitation workers' rights, by raising the visibility of sanitation workers and fostering discussion and collaboration between activism, research, policy and practice. The organising committee comprised of volunteer MSc, PhD students, researchers and professionals based in the UK, USA and India working on and passionate about the topic of sanitation work. The organisational partners included the Initiative for Sanitation Workers, a collaborative partnership for global advocacy on sanitation workers between the International Labour Organization, WaterAid, the World Health Organization, the World Bank and SNV Netherlands Development Organization.Watch the session replays…
Sanitation workers’ health: a global perspective
A blog post by Jen Barr, PhD, MPH | August 2022
A team from Emory University and the World Health Organization published a literature review examining health outcomes of sanitation workers in the 2022 International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. Given the working conditions and the potential exposures to hazardous materials, understanding the exact risks that sanitation workers are exposed to is vital in improving their wellbeing. While most parts of this field need significantly more study, the three populations identified by the literature review that need the greatest amount of work yet are women, informally employed workers, and workers in low-income nations.
2021 Research Awards- Sanitation Workers
To encourage research on the subject of sanitation workers, The Water Institute at the University of North Carolina (UNC) and the Initiative for Sanitation Workers organised the 2021 Research Awards – Sanitation Workers, to recognise studies that show excellence, relevance, impact, clarity and novelty.Check out the 2021 winners…