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 […]
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.
This paper will highlight the steps taken by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights to protect the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the use -and consequences- of findings of positive State obligations with regard to violence against women.
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/.