Request for proposals: The effects of poor sanitation on girls and women in India
21 February 2013
The SHARE Research Consortium is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for research into the effects of poor sanitation on girls and women in India. Proposals must be led or co-led by an Indian research institution and must address at least one of the following questions:
1. The conditions and effects of WASH in health facilities, particularly around childbirth
2. Psycho-social stress resulting from violence experienced by women in the course of using sanitation facilities or practicing open defecation.
3. Operational research into menstrual hygiene management or determining the link between menstrual hygiene and infections.
4. The practice of limiting, postponing or reducing food and liquid intake to control the urge to urinate or defecate: the prevalence of this behaviour and related health risks.
The deadline for submission of proposal is 17:00 GMT on 15 March 2013. For full details please refer to the RFP document.