Simavi’s projects focus on the rights to water and sanitation for women and girls with a strong emphasis on feminist leadership, social justice and climate justice.
WASH & Learn
Improve water, sanitation and hygiene facilities for girls in schools and the surrounding communities by constructing bathrooms and raising awareness.
Sustainably improve access to, and use of, safe drinking water for at least 450,000 people, sanitation for at least 2 million people and improve the hygiene behaviours of 1.6 million people before the end of 2022.
The Perfect Fit
Designing and distributing reusable menstrual pads in a rural area and educating men and women about sexual rights and menstrual health.
Our Lives, Our Health, Our Futures
Promote gender equality and empower women and girls in an area of conflict and patriarchal social structures by working with schools and in communities.
Improving the health and wellbeing of mothers and babies in Africa and Asia through group care. Group care for (pregnant) mothers and their partners is a proven success, especially for the most vulnerable women and girls.
Connect4WASH aims to amplify local voices to accelerate the realisation of Human Rights to Water and Sanitation (HRWS) for all.
Water Justice Fund - grassroot grants to the water crisis
Millions of women and girls are hit hard by the water and sanitation problems caused by climate change. The Water Justice Fund supports local women groups in Kenya, Nepal and Bangladesh and journeys with them to realize locally-led and women-owned solutions to water and climate challenges.
Prevent the spread of Covid-19 by promoting hygiene awareness and improving access to safe and clean water, toilets and washing facilities.
Support good health and hygiene during motherhood with better maternal healthcare and good access to water and toilets.
There is often still sexual violence against women around the gold mines in Ghana and Tanzania. This is why Simavi works in these areas on education and information about sexual health and rights.
Marriage: No Child’s Play
Provide youngsters, especially girls, with information and better access to services to make informed decisions about marriage.
Watershed – empowering citizens
Improve water, sanitation and hygiene services in areas where water resources are limited or inadequate.
Improve the menstrual health and hygiene and well-being of school girls during their periods by giving them the right information, access to appropriate toilets and biodegradable sanitary pads.