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Realizing the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation

On 14 September 2018, the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and Columbia University convened a side-event at the 39th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC). The event was hosted by the Permanent Missions of Germany, Niger and Spain to the United Nations in Geneva, and attended by the Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Water and Sanitation who delivered the keynote speech. The session aimed to share best practices and key lessons on WASH policies and programmes that have successfully mainstreamed gender to reinforce evidence-based advocacy for sustainable access to sanitation provisions, including menstrual health for women, girls and forcibly displaced persons. The meeting’s conclusions informed deliberations of the Human Rights Council. The following report represents a synthesis of experts’ presentations and discussions.

Sanitation and Water for All Tools Portal

The SWA Tools Portal has more than 30 tools from diverse organizations aiming to help national-level governments and implementing partners strengthen the WASH sector. The tools are organized according to SWA’s Building Blocks (Sector Policy; Institutional Arrangements, Planning, Monitoring & Review; Financing; Capacity Building) and Crosscutting Areas, which include sustainability, advocacy and reduction of inequalities.

West and Central Africa Regional Rural Sanitation Workshop

In 2015 an estimated 38 per cent of the rural population of West and Central Africa practised open defecation (OD) while 31 per cent were reliant on unimproved sanitation facilities. Furthermore, 71 per cent of rural households had no handwashing facility, with an additional 23 per cent having a limited facility (one without water or soap) (JMP, 2017, data collected in 2015). Since then, progress has been made through Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) and other rural sanitation approaches that should be celebrated. However, some countries in the region have witnessed an increase in rural OD over the Millennium Development Goal period. In order to achieve universal safely managed sanitation in the region by 2030 the scale and pace will need to increase drastically. The CLTS Knowledge Hub, based at the Institute of Development Studies, WaterAid, WSSCC and UNICEF co-convened a regional workshop in Saly, Senegal, 25th-28th June 2018 with support from AGETIP. The event brought together those engaged in rural WASH programming from 14 countries across the region (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic Congo (DRC), Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Togo) alongside experts working at regional and global levels. Over the course of four days participants shared latest experiences, innovations, challenges and research, mapped knowledge gaps and discussed ways forward with the aim of improving capacity and knowledge. This learning brief presents the common challenges identified across the region, summarises some of the discussions held, highlights some promising practices and considers priority actions moving forward.

Side-Event Invitation: Realizing the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation

Learning Members Sanitation Action Summit
Given the significant progress and the ever-increasing attention to women and girls health and access to WASH, it is time to solidify these efforts and elevate ongoing national developments to the UN level. The aim is to ensure the reflection of language on issues such as menstrual health in resolutions, reports and other official documents and to use the resulting official language to feed back into national and global policy and monitoring processes. During the September session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, The Permanent Missions of Germany, Niger and Spain, WSSCC, Columbia University and others have come together to share lessons and approaches to implementing and realizing the human rights to water and sanitation for women and girls everywhere. The session will run for 1.30 hour, and will include short presentations and a facilitated discussion. Download the conference programme here.

Fostering Collective Action to Improve Sanitation in Rural Cambodia

The publication voices the importance of social context and collective action as a mediating factor between programme implementation and its success. CRSHIP assesses the social factors that influenced sanitation uptake, indicating the efficiency of communities participating together with local community leaders or NGOs to work cohesively in achieving their S&H goals.

Brief based on systematic review

Brief based on systematic review: Handwashing and sanitation behaviour change in WASH interventions