WSSCC’s Programme Manager for Networking and Knowledge Management, Archana Patkar, has called upon water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) experts, policymakers, donors, academics and activists to treat access to WASH as a human right. She made the remarks during her keynote address at the WASH 2014 Conference - on the theme ‘WASH for everyone, everywhere’- that was held in Brisbane, Australia from 24 to 28 March.
Inequality is part of modern humanity, but the ways in which it is maintained and exploited are not fixed in our culture or in our genes. Humans are biologically very diverse, so no two humans are biologically same and, thus, we are not "equal" in that sense.
Diabou and her 10-year-old child used to have diarrhea, but after a triggering session, when the health team explained to everyone in the village about the campaign to end open-defecation, she spoke to her husband about getting a toilet of their own. They dug a pit and lined it with tires, Diabou cleans it daily and shows it off with pride.