Tag: human rights

NHRI Workshop in Georgia

Figure 1. Training workshop in Georgia HR2W conducted a workshop for the National Ombudsman’s office, or National Human Rights Insitution (NHRI), in Tblisi, Georgia to increase understanding of the human rights to water and sanitation (HRWS) and the benefits of monitoring National Human Rights Indicators. The workshop was designed to […]

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 […]

Scaling Up of Right to Children on WASH in Schools

This event is co-organized with the Centre For Community Health Research (CCHR), Human Right2Water, Switzerland; AOSED (An Organization for Socio-Economic Development ), Bangladesh; WHEC (Women’s Health and Education Center), USA; Malaysian Association for the Blind (MAB), Malaysia; Malayala Manorama National Daily, India; FANSA (Fresh Water Action Network South Asia-Kerala), India.; […]

Water Pollution Control in Turkey

“It is the duty of the State and citizens to improve the natural environment, to protect the environmental health, and to prevent environmental pollution.” The human right to a clean and healthy environment (HRHE) has been established as a priority for Turkey and the authorities have taken different measures to […]

Quality and Safety of Water in Costa Rica

“Every person has the basic and undeniable human right of access to drinking water as a good that is essential for life… its use, protection, sustainability, conservation, and management will be governed by the provisions of the law”. The right to water and a healthy environment are established as human […]

Water Pollution Control in Honduras

Pollution control is obviously regarded as an important issue in Honduras, as reflected in the legal provisions found to control the quality and safety of the water resources, the management of waste water, and the quality of drinking water. Despite the fact that it does not fully recognise the human […]

Voluntary National Reviews and Water (SDG 6)

Among the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in 2015, the human right to clean water and sanitation is embodied in SDG 6, which establishes targets of universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene by 2030. Progress […]

Citizen Science in Costa Rica

The Suwo’di organization and UNESCO, Costa Rica, hosted a webinar on Citizen Science on 10th November, to bring together local experts and enthusiasts that are working on this theme. Isabella Cubillo, the new Communications Officer from Human Right 2 Water, joined in with a presentation on a social engagement app […]

What do we mean by the Human Rights-based approach?

“The Human Rights-Based Approach is the mechanism by which we can achieve the SDGs in a realistic timeframe. It provides a guideline for how to engage with the local communities in a participative and inclusive manner, ensuring that there is no discrimination, and that vulnerable people are included in service […]