The CLTS Knowledge Hub at IDS is seeking a consultant to to carry out a desk-based review on the topic of Sanitation, Men and Boys.
The purpose of this review is to explore the other side of gender – men and boys, in sanitation and hygiene.
Whilst discussions around gender in WASH (and elsewhere) often focus on the roles, positions or impacts on women and girls, we are curious to explore how men and boys are/are not engaged in efforts to improve sanitation and change social norms, and how they can or need to be targeted to make efforts more successful.
Only when women and men are equally and meaningfully involved in sanitation and hygiene programs, can they result in positive lasting change.
Our main aims for this review are to:
- Explore how men and boys can be more meaningfully engaged in the WASH process to achieve sustainable behaviour change and a new social norm.
- See what specific approaches and methods may be needed and are being used in different contexts to stop men and boys from practicing OD.
- Gain a deeper understanding of power dynamics, relationships and roles and responsibilities within households and communities when it comes to sanitation and hygiene, and how these impact on long term sustainability.