WaterAid ranks 5th in list of UK’s Best Workplaces™ with a special recognition for Excellence in Wellbeing

WaterAid has been placed fifth in the 2020 UK Best Workplaces™ large sized category by Great Place to Work®, and received special recognition as a centre of Excellence in Wellbeing.  This prestigious award comes two years after WaterAid became the first international charity ever to feature on the list, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and is considered as the gold standard of employer awards. The charity was also named one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Women the same year, the first time it had applied.  Featuring alongside…

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Half of UK women face increased challenges to manage periods under lockdown, says new WaterAid survey

More than half of menstruating women (55%) in the UK have experienced increased challenges managing their periods under lockdown while one in seven (14%) have felt more anxious than normal about their periods, according to a new survey by WaterAid. Ahead of Menstrual Hygiene Day (28 May), the international charity asked 755 British women aged 18 to 55 how the nationwide-lockdown has affected their ability to manage menstruation. The survey revealed difficulties around access and affordability, which reflect a worrying global problem, with the pandemic disrupting the production and distribution…

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Melanie C, Pixie Lott and KT Tunstall sang from their bathrooms to get fans to spend a penny for WaterAid

Singer-songwriter Melanie C has been keeping fans entertained in lockdown by joining other talented artists including KT Tunstall and Pixie Lott in performing from their bathrooms to raise money for international charity WaterAid.   The social distancing singers made a splash when performing their sets from their bathrooms as part of the five-part Bathroom Sessions series. Diving in with them were Joy Crookes, Jessie Ware, Maverick Sabre, Nadia Rose, and Bomba Estéreo x Crystal Fighters x The Busy Twist.    The Bathroom Sessions launched with a double bill of events featuring an all-female line-up to highlight the women and girls around the world who spend hours each day walking to collect water for their families. They are running online till 18 May in partnership…

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WaterAid and Thrive team up to protect vulnerable communities against Covid-19

International charity WaterAid and health communications agency Thrive: Words that Change Lives have teamed up to create life-saving content for vulnerable communities to stop the spread of Covid-19.   The partnership sees the award-winning health agency create pro bono content to support WaterAid’s hygiene education and behaviour change work in some of the world’s poorest communities.   Clean water and good hygiene are the first line of defence against Covid-19. Thrive is supporting WaterAid in creating culture-specific messaging to encourage social distancing and promote good hygiene practices, such as handwashing with soap.…

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Young Rwandan radio stars help in fight against Coronavirus

Young people from a remote part of Rwanda have taken to the airwaves to share life-saving lessons around good sanitation and hygiene practices with millions from across the country, and are now playing a vital role in the fight against Coronavirus.   The students, aged 14 to 20, have been writing and producing engaging radio plays over the past 18 months, teaching people about the importance of washing hands with soap and water for 20 seconds at key points as well as the role of decent sanitation and clean water…

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