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.
September 28th 2015 is marked as Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion. We talked to Mirawati (Mira) about this topic. Mira is Director of IHAP, one of Simavi’s local partners in Indonesia working on the improvement of women’s rights, including sexual and reproductive rights.
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.
We are proud to announce that Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands will attend the ninetieth anniversary celebrations of Simavi on Wednesday, October 28th. Like her mother and grandmother, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix is a patron of Simavi.
In the first week of September, National Programme Coordinators (NPCs) of the UFBR and ASK Programme visited the Netherlands. We had a short chat with Ghana's and India's NPCs.
Independent researchers studied over 200 projects implemented by Dutch development organisations. This also included the SRHR Alliance and the WASH Alliance, in wich Simavi takes part. Read more about the unique evaluations.
The WASH Alliance International, which unites over 100 organisations in 9 countries, will continue working together after the end of the programme in 2015. The main motivation for continuing our collaboration is our shared belief that together as an alliance, we can accelerate WASH and realise sustainable WASH services for everyone. Under the new name ‘WASH Alliance International’, we will put the slogan ‘Accelerating WASH’ into practice. Let’s hear what Eric Chimsi, former Country Coordinator Ghana, has to tell us about this ambitious new slogan.
That is noticeable in the sector. 'Major job cuts among biggest aid organisations', was the title of an article in De Volkskrant of 5 August. Simavi has been anticipating this development for many years. International fundraising, business development and advocacy have been integrated into our activities.
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.
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It is almost time for World Water Week, seven days when the world’s water experts get together to discuss H2O. Simavi is heading to Stockholm to do our bit to create a WASH-wise world. We are proud to announce that we will be sharing our expertise and experiences in several presentations and events. Read all about it!
The article “De Grote Vier zijn op zoek naar een nieuw verhaal” (The Big Four are looking for a new story) in the August 5 edition of De Volkskrant, paints a stereotypical image of the NGO sector, in which only ‘classical’ development projects are executed and there is no protest against, or anticipation of, huge government cuts. Furthermore, Professor Paul Hoebink argues that companies are only interested in helping ‘hungry’ and disabled children.
At the start of July, the first selection of local community health workers were trained as entrepreneurs. They have been equipped with an electronic tablet and essential medical kit conduct outreach health promotion and offer a wide range of reliable and affordable quality health commodities at village level.
On July 15, Simavi joined the call for a global-level hygiene indicator in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Together with 90 influential international corporations, non-governmental organisations and coalitions we called upon key United Nations (UN) decision makers to ensure that the SDGs put priority on hygiene to make a truly positive impact on our future.