Staff from SOIL and DINEPA Selected as 2023 Women In Sanitation

The Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS)-led Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP) initiated their Women in Sanitation campaign in 2020 with the intention of recognizing and celebrating the work of women sanitation professionals, creating a platform to share their stories, and inspiring other women to pursue a career in the field. 

We are excited to report that four members of SOIL’s staff Algate Joseph, Yvrose Pailleur, Georgette François and Nazulia Dejoie, along with Edwidge Petit, DINEPA’s Director of Sanitation, were chosen to be featured in the 2023 campaign! TNUSSP will be posting interviews on their website during the coming months.

In the sanitation sector, women’s participation in the workforce is often under-represented, and women are generally seen as only users, participants, or beneficiaries in the system. However, there are many women professionals who work across the full cycle of sanitation in various roles and we’re proud to be able to spotlight the women of SOIL.  

At SOIL, women’s voices are at the forefront of our work. As a women-led social enterprise, we’re committed to gender equity in livelihood creation and in hiring women in all positions, making a significant effort to recruit female employees. We believe that women are uniquely qualified and effective in these positions because of their central role in managing all of the responsibilities of their household, including sanitation, water and hygiene.

During this Women’s History Month, we will be highlighting and celebrating these strong, resilient, and dedicated history-makers working in Haiti everyday to deliver safe and dignified sanitation to their families and communities. 


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