Children received WASH facilities and services in the community

Strengthening Gender Equality and Social Inclusion in WASH in Bangladesh

SHOMOTA is a DFAT funded five year integrated project ta rget ing access to water, sanitation and hygie ne (WASH), empowerment of women and people with disabilities, and engagement with government and the private sector aligned with the outcomes of Water for Women Fund.

Improve gender and disability inclusive WASH in schools and communities


  1. 1. Change agents actively support ORR-sensitive inclusive WASH services in schools and communities.
  2. 2. Increased equitable access to and use of DRR sensitive inclusive WASH facilities and services in schools and communities.
  3. 3. Increased dignity and meaningful engagement of women and people with disabilities in household, community and school decision making.
  4. 4. Evidence generated by the project on sustainable, inclusive WASH promotion is shared and implemented.


( 202,604 (Direct beneficiaries: 59,686 and Indirect beneficiaries: 142,9 18 )

Female: 17,324, Male: 6,718, Girls: I 9,92 Boys-14,880 and Persons With Disa bility (Female: 349, Male:195, Girls:150, Boys:150)


12 Hard To Reach unions under 6 sub-districts from Gaibandha, Satkhira and Jamalpur.

Children benefitted from WASH facilities and services in schools and communities.



  1. 1. Design for Behavior Change (DBC) approach for Persons Wrth Disability (PWD), WASH Stakeholders and duty bearers
  2. 2. Promote Gender Transformative Changes in family and association level through MenCare Approach
  3. 3. Promoting WASH in School (including School of Five)
  4. 4. Uptake and replicate best practices through formulative research on Gender and Disability integration in WASH for non-project areas
  5. 5. Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) & Sanitation Marketing approach
  6. 6. Promoting Social Accountability through Citizen Voice and Action (CVA)
  7. 7. Promoting disaster risk resilient and accessible WASH infrastructures in community and schools.
  8. 8. Strengthening Disabled Peoples Organization.
  9. 9. National level advocacy through Civil Society Organizations (CSO) & DPO networks to incorporate Gender and Social Inclusion in WASH
  10. 10. Private sector engagement in creating demand for WASH products and hygiene materials.