All countries in the world agree that every person is entitled to the human rights to water and sanitation. Most countries have made high-level commitments to ensure access to water and sanitation services for all people. Practically all countries in the world are struggling to achieve services for all.
Our aim is to show that using the human rights to water and sanitation in WASH sector practice can catalyse progress. You will find on this website:
In short: Everything you need to #MakeRightsReal!
Make Rights Real talk (#MRRtalk): In our three MRR talk formats, we give the floor to experts from practice and to you.
Talks explore a dedicated topic in a half-hour discussion, followed by a call-in part where you can share experiences and ask questions. Talks are availabe as podcasts below.
In the MRR talk: Open hour, a panel of renowend experts is there to engage with you on any questions or experiences you wish to share.
Interviews are quick reads featuring in-depth experiences from around the world.
Understanding & addressing root causes for the lack of services in informal settlement
Our guest: Jacqueline Cuyler (she/her) and Benazir Omotto (she/her)
Episode 6, 29 November, 10am CET
Friday, 30 September, 7am Bangkok – 10am Sydney
Recently, countries recognised the human right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment. In this MRR talk, we explored the relevance of this human right for the WASH sector. Our guests Sushmita Mandal and Maria Sapatu-Kennar shared their knowledge on the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation, and the role of civil society in finding solutions.
Listen to the recording of MRR talk episode 5 to find out more:
Episode 1: “Get ready for human rights work”
Listen to Bikash Kumar Pati and Malesi Shivaji about practical steps civil society organisations have taken to work with human rights.
PLUS // Quick read interviews on how to get ready for human rights work and on how to support (local) government to address systemic challenges.
In this episode, we spoke with Partha Sarathi Kuntal and Alana Potter to explore different strategies civil society organisations use to push government institutions to realise water and sanitation services for all.
PLUS // Quick read interviews on the use of monitoring tools in support of working with human rights; legal activism as strategy and the Claim Your Water Rights campaign.
Do rights need to be in the Constitution or the law? What value do rights have when government really has no resources? Are international human rights compatible with local traditions and customs?
For episode 3, we collected questions from you and spoke with Mohamad Mova Al’Afghani to answer them.
Voice your opinion. Ask your question. Listen in.
In “MRR talk: Open hour”, a panel of renowned experts on working with rights is there to engage with you – and you can exchange with your peers too.