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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.

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.

For her : it's the big issue - putting women at the centre of water supply, sanitation and hygiene

Equality
This report is a collection of evidence, brief examples highlighting the effect and benefits of placing women at the core of planning, implementation and operations of Water Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) programmes. It is is organized around six Big Issues: Better services for all; Better health for all; Privacy and dignity; Women's health and well-being; Girls' school attendance; Women's status; and Income-generation. The experiences also show how women's empowerment and the improvement of water supply, sanitation facilities and hygiene practice are inextricably linked. One cannot be successfully achieved without the other. The report provides further proof that if women play a central role in water, sanitation and hygiene efforts, progress towards achieving all the Millennium Development Goals will be significantly advanced. The evidence comes from a variety of sources, some of it from recent literature, project reports and evaluations and some from personal correspondence with those involved, where changes are currently happening but not yet documented.

UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) 2017 report

Collaboration
This GLAAS 2017 report is the fourth periodic report, and first thematic report, following on from earlier reports in 2010, 2012, and 2014. It presents an analysis of the most reliable and up-to-date data from 75 countries and 25 external support agencies (ESAs) on the issues related to WASH financing and other elements of the enabling environment, including plans, targets, data availability and measures to reach vulnerable populations.

Applied research in water, sanitation & hygiene - Summary reports from the CoP thematic discussion

Collaboration
In October 2016, the WSSCC LinkedIn Community of Practice on Sanitation and Hygiene in Developing Countries and the Centre of Excellence in Water and Sanitation at Mzuzu University came together to hold a joint 3‐week thematic discussion on applied research in water, sanitation and hygiene. The LinkedIn hosted CoP has over 6,200 members each working in WASH and other related sectors; this thematic discussion was an opportunity to bring together sector practitioners and researchers to share knowledge, learn from each other, identify best practice and explore links between research and practice in the sector. The first discussion was held from 3 to 9 October 2016 and focused on ‘How to pull practitioners into research.The second thematic discussion hosted by WSSCC and the Centre of Excellence in Water and Sanitation at Mzuzu University was held from 10 to 16 October 2016 and focused on ‘Low‐cost WASH technologies’. The discussion was led by Assistant Professor Dr. Abebe Beyene Hailu at Jimma University, Ethiopia.

SDC Global Brief - Global Programme Water

Collaboration
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) undertakes a range of activities with the aim to bring sanitation and hygiene to the attention of high-level decision makers. By promoting universal access to sanitation facilities where they are needed, SDC is making a concrete contribution to improving public hygiene and the living conditions of the most vulnerable people.