Women’s Sanitation Vulnerabilities in Southern Tanzania

This briefing note outlines SHARE phase II research to be undertaken by the University of Oklahoma and Johns Hopkins University that will examine: the gender-specific water and sanitation needs of women and girls in urban and rural Tanzania through specific life stages, the impact of inadequate and/or constrained access on psychosocial stress, violence, education, and drudgery, and finally adapt and apply measures of sanitation-related distress and water insecurity to assess relationships with international standard measures of psychosocial distress and quality of life. It summarises the two stages of the project and its intended relevance and uptake.

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