The approach has been developed together by experts on human rights, WASH and communication with the aim of making human rights useable in practice almost anywhere. Making Rights Real translates human rights concepts in such a way that they become relevant in local government processes that are common in many countries. This enables WASH practitioners who work with local government to apply Making Rights Real to their local context.
Making Rights Real can be used following the six simple steps of the suggested process, or practitioners can adapt the way they use it to suit their specific programme.
Making Rights Real was developed by a consortium of organisations based on the conviction that without local government, services for all will not be possible, and that human rights can empower local government officials to solve many systemic challenges they face themselves.
Together, we support organisations in working with Making Rights Real and work to continually improve the approach on the basis of experiences with implementation.
The human rights to water and sanitation have been recognised by all countries of the world and they are often mentioned at the United Nations, in high level political documents, constitutions or other legal sources.
This information is often very abstract and hard to understand for WASH practitioners. We have collected the most important information on the human rights to water and sanitation and have recommended resources if you want to go into more detail.
Sunday, 25 August | 16.00-17.30pm | Room M6
You will hear experiences with MRR implementation from Ethiopia, Bangladesh and Bhutan.
We look forward to seeing you there!