Gender mainstreaming in rural water and sanitation services delivery has been found to be one of the ways to ensure sustainable services. Despite its advantages, the challenges of effective gender mainstreaming into rural water and sanitation still remain. The main objective of the study was therefore to examine the challenges and propose practical strategies for enhancing gender mainstreaming.
The study combined different methodologies including a review of relevant literature and existing data, focus group discussions and key informant interviews. Data collected during this study were electronically and manually recorded for analysis.
The study shows that, while there has been significant progress in getting the female members of the management committees to participate in decision-making concerning the management of services at committee meetings, there still remains the challenge of women’s participation at community meetings due to cultural and religious norms, lack of cooperation by some men especially husbands.
It is therefore, recommended that continuous and consistent sensitisation and awareness creation should be provided by the District Water and Sanitation Team with technical support from the Greater Accra Regional Water and Sanitation Team on the important roles of women in water and sanitation . This should also be targeted to men. Periodic training is also recommended for women to build their capacity to participate in water planning activities.
ABAIDOO, S (2021). Gender Mainstreaming In Rural Water And Sanitation Services Delivery In The Dangme West District. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/gender-mainstreaming-in-rural-water-and-sanitation-services-delivery-in-the-dangme-west-district
ABAIDOO, SUZZY "Gender Mainstreaming In Rural Water And Sanitation Services Delivery In The Dangme West District" Afribary. Afribary, 05 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/gender-mainstreaming-in-rural-water-and-sanitation-services-delivery-in-the-dangme-west-district. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.
ABAIDOO, SUZZY . "Gender Mainstreaming In Rural Water And Sanitation Services Delivery In The Dangme West District". Afribary, Afribary, 05 Apr. 2021. Web. 29 Nov. 2023. < https://afribary.com/works/gender-mainstreaming-in-rural-water-and-sanitation-services-delivery-in-the-dangme-west-district >.
ABAIDOO, SUZZY . "Gender Mainstreaming In Rural Water And Sanitation Services Delivery In The Dangme West District" Afribary (2021). Accessed November 29, 2023. https://afribary.com/works/gender-mainstreaming-in-rural-water-and-sanitation-services-delivery-in-the-dangme-west-district