About us.

We are Simavi. It is our mission to fight for equality and overcome barriers for women and girls to claim their human rights to water and sanitation.

Diana from Simavi in Uganda


Powerful women, healthy societies. We believe that a world in which all women and girls enjoy their human rights to water and sanitation will result in healthier and just societies.

Focus areas

Equality, climate and power. In a fast-changing world confronted with climate, health and human rights crises, Simavi focuses on three areas where we believe we can create the most impact.


Our work is women-centred, rights-based and builds lasting change.


Simavi’s projects focus on the rights to water and sanitation for women and girls with a strong emphasis on feminist leadership, social justice and climate justice.


Simavi works on improving the daily lives of women and girls in 10 African and Asian countries. In all our projects, we work together with with locally-led civil society organisations.


Realising maximum impact through our work depends on our partnerships and collaborations with organisations, networks, institutions and partners. Without our partners, we can't achieve our mission.

Claiming the rights to water and sanitation

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