To come to an effective and efficient waste management system the gender relations within the society have to be taken into account. To include a gender perspective is the best possible way to solve operational problems of the
waste collection services. In most cases this implies that you specifically take women into account when assessing the situation. More over in many countries the collection and recycling of waste is an important source of income for men and in particular for women. Including a gender perspective will enhance equality in access to, control over and benefits from (waste) resources and reduce poverty of the vulnerable groups (and notably the women) in society.
The presentation of the module is by sections, it includes exercises to enhance active participation and interaction between the participants for sharing and learning from each other’s experiences, as well as to internalise the theory by the adaptation of the sessions’ contents into practical situations.