Year: 2024

New Special Rapporteurs

HR2W celebrates two women, including one from the Global South, that were selected as Special Rapporteurs. On April 5th, the United Nations Human Rights Council held its 55th session and appointed two new special rapporteurs: Astrid Puentes Riaño was appointed as the Special Rapporteur on the issue of human rights […]

Women in Water

Women are essential for the water and sanitation development in communities. They bring their expertise and considerations while managing to make many processes much more inclusive. This month we celebrate International Women’s Day and World Water Day by highlighting women in our organisation and the impact they have in their […]

Washington DC, Swiss Water Meeting

Last week, 46 water companies from 7 countries, including a delegation of 10 Swiss companies organized by Switzerland Global Enterprise, participated in a fact-finding mission to the The World Bank, International Finance Corporation, Inter-American Development Bank and other finance institutions in Washington DC, gaining valuable insights into their water sector strategies, […]

WAPPP Smale Scale PPPs Session

The Small Scale PPPs Session hosted by the World Association of PPP was held on February 2nd and it covered what are the issues that Small-Scale PPPs are facing. This session was very relevant for the water sector where community-based solutions are paramount for reaching people without services quickly. Amanda […]

Judicial Law on HRWS Policy Brief

HR2W just released a new Policy Brief on the human rights to water and sanitation and how are they protected by judicial law. The human rights to water and sanitation are only recognised in national legislation in a small percentage of countries. Based on a multi-country review of judicial cases […]