A unique crossbreed between an NGO and a creative agency
WASH United works to build a world in which all people benefit from safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), including menstrual hygiene. A unique crossbreed between an NGO and a creative agency, WASH United focuses on the challenges in advocacy and education where our combination of WASH sector expertise and creative talent can make the biggest difference.
In terms of advocacy, WASH United focuses on two initiatives: Menstrual Hygiene Day, the global movement to end period stigma, which WASH United initiated and leads; and Make Rights Real, the initiative to promote access to services for all people using human rights, which WASH United co-developed and co-leads. In terms of education, WASH United focuses on the development and dissemination of low-cost, scalable solutions for menstrual hygiene education, which can be accessed free of charge.
WASH United is working with more than 1,000 partner organisations across the different initiatives, including UNICEF, UNFPA, the World Bank, WaterAid, Welthungerhilfe, GIZ and hundreds of local organisations. Most of our local partners are based in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
Impact to date
Our partnership-based approach has enabled us to reach more than 2 billion people with menstrual hygiene and sanitation campaigns and more than 2.5 million girls and boys with MHM and WASH education. The Making Rights Real approach is used in 12 countries.