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Congress sessions will take stock of current water and sanitation operators’ issues, showcase good approaches, and offer recommendations for how operators can tackle challenges through peer-to-peer partnerships.

Each theme will be addressed through a combination of roundtables, dialogues, and sessions based on offer and demand received through the call.

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Access for All, in particular for women and girls!


Monday 18 October — 16.00-17.30 (CEST)

Languages: English, French, Spanish

There is a significant gap between the rallying cry of "leave no one behind" and the reality of access to water and sanitation on the ground. Vulnerable groups continue to be the hardest to reach and the last to be served, especially women and girls. Therefore, women and girls are dynamic agents of change and must be placed at the center of policy. What can human rights advocates, grassroots NGOs, and service providers teach us, and each other, to bridge this gap between ambition and reality?