Advocacy is an integral part of Simavi’s Theory of Change and involves holding local, regional and national governments accountable, advocating for budget, policy or legal changes and engaging in international networks together with our partners.
As the Executive Chair of the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) network, Catarina advocates for a key role for SWA within the SDGs and for political prioritisation of WASH at a global high-level. We asked her three questions during the Stockholm World Water Week, where she was present as a plenary vision speakers.
Lambert Grijns is the Dutch Ambassador for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) & HIV/AIDS and Director of the Social Development Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. We talked to him about his motivation and achievements as well as his ambitions and the challenges he sees.
World leaders gather in New York this week to commit to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Our very own Public Affairs Officers shared their thoughts on the role of hygiene and -more specifically- menstrual hygiene- to achieving the new global goals.
Together with 25 civil society organisations, Simavi welcomes Minister Ploumen’s new commitment on WASH and proposes a number of recommendations that will be fundamental for the successful implementation of this commitment.
Mrs Maloni Murmu
Political in charge on block level (Palajori-Birajpur)
Chief Executive of the Water Supply Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC)
Catarina de Albuquerque
Vice-Chair, Sanitation and Water for All (SWA)