Water for Women supports organisations to implement gender and socially inclusive water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects in South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

A collaboration between Faculty of Law and Art, Design and Architecture researchers, the project is supported by the Australian Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (DFAT) Water for Women Fund.

In 2022 the project released a toolkit and policy brief designed for practitioners, policy makers, donors and government officials in the WASH space to design and deliver more inclusive and fairer water and sanitation projects and services in urban informal settlements.

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The Saudi School Theatre project in the Faculty of Education studies the development of school theatrical performance across the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

A partnership with the Saudi Ministry of Culture, the School Theatre project will prepare 120 of Saudi Arabian school teachers with sufficient knowledge and professional skills to create, and nurture a local culture of school theatre in the Kingdom. This project represents the first time that teachers in Saudi Arabia have been offered professional training in theatrical performance. The project also involves a collaboration with a leading British touring theatre company peepolykus, and Saudi artists, theatre practitioners, and playwrights.

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The TramLab Toolkits provide a framework and practical steps to support public transport service providers to improve women and girls’ safe access to public transport safe space using intersectional, gender-sensitive design. They were developed through a collaboration between XYX Lab at Monash Art, Design and Architecture, La Trobe University and RMIT, with funding by the Victorian Government.

The TramLab Toolkits won Best in Category for Design Strategy at the Victorian Premier’s Design Awards at the start of 2023.


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This project, sitting with the Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre, Department of Criminology and Department of Japanese Studies in the Faculty of Arts, aims to invite 12 Korean and Japanese collaborators from academic and non-governmental organisations to Australia. The activity is part of a larger partnership project aimed at building a foundation of exchange and collaboration between Korea, Japan, and Australia through the development of a collaborative research network on gender and migration.

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