Hj. Asmawaty - Team Leader of Sanrima (Promosi Sanitasi), Maros
Women play a strong role in improving public health through sanitation promotion. This sentiment reflects the substantial participation of women in promoting development programs, especially wastewater sanitation.
Often, it is women who tend to be more alert to hygiene issues, both within the household and outside. The role of women in cooperative work with other community members in carrying out sanitation activities as part
of environmental and public health programs can be very significant. Efforts to establish better sanitation and create a cleaner environment, results in healthier communities.
The following story is taken from the Australia-Indonesia Infrastructure Grants for Sanitation (sAIIG) program. Commenced in 2012, sAIIG is an output-based program that supports the construction of small scale sewerage schemes and solid waste transfer stations at the Local Government (LG) level. To help LGs and stakeholders involved in gender integration in the development of sanitation, a ‘Guide on Gender Integration in the Institution-based Wastewater Treatment Program' was developed.