human rights

Briefing Note 2 – Sanitation Vulnerabilities: Womens stresses and struggles for violence-free sanitation SHARE / WSSCC Research briefing notes – Impact of Inadequate Access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities on women and girls in India and Bangladesh The SHARE Research Consortium and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) formed a research […]

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This publication is part of WHO’s Health and Human Rights publication series. It outlines the scope and content of the legal definition of the human right to water, examines the various communities affected by the right to water, and explores a human rights-based approach to water. This publication notes that women often suffer most from a lack of access to water and sanitation. 

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These are the recommendations for action proposed by the Women’s Caucus of the Third World Water Forum in 2003. Recommendations include recognizing water as a human right, water and sanitation institutions implementing a gender equity policy, ensuring women’s access to land and water, and others. The final report from the Forum is also available in this resource library, and can be found at http://www.worldwatercouncil.org/forum/kyoto-2003/. 

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