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Health, Safety and Dignity of Sanitation Workers

About the session

Languages: EN

Sanitation workers suffer from social stigma and discrimination in the society and weak legal protection and occupational hazards at work. In order to accelerate the achievement of SDG 6.2, sanitation workers play a very important role on ground and yet, there is very little research on their working conditions and well-being. This session will talk about efforts to bring sanitation operators to the fore front by different organisations and efforts of local governments to protect the dignity of workers. World Bank and Water Aid would present the initial study on sanitation workers followed by presentations from Advocacy in India and the operator Skill Challenges event.