You can use Making Rights Real in all kinds of WASH sector programmes and in combination with your own methods or approaches. It consists of materials that introduce human rights concepts to local government officials and a suggested process of engaging them. The process includes complementary support materials such as questionnaires for base-, mid- and end-line assessments.
While we suggest you always use the MRR materials to engage local government officials, you may want to adapt the process of using the materials to your own needs or engage local government in a different way. The key is that Making Rights Real aims to help you engage local government officials in a constructive, solution focused conversation about challenges they face and inspire them to do better, using human rights. Experience with using Making Rights Real shows that local government have not just shown willingness to address problems, but have taken action.
The 3-piece set of the Making Rights Real materials:
Pocket Guide, Manual and Journey
The Making Rights Real materials are:
> The Pocket Guide – basic thoughts and principles
> The Manual – applying principles in practice
> The Journey – the process at a glance
Download the Making Rights Real materials below. How could you use them to engage with local government officials on challenges in service provision? How would this fit into the work you already do with local government? The six simple steps are a suggested process, but you know best what works in your context, so feel free to adjust!
The support materials are currently only available in English
Carrard, N., et.al.
This paper describes the development and features of the Making Rights Real approach, shares initial results from its implementation, and reflects on the potential for the approach to catalyse transformational change towards local realisation of the human rights to water and sanitation. It was published in Water – Special Issue Human Rights to Water and Sanitation.
Gosling, L., Abraham, T., Fuller, R. & Latorre, C.
An article on the growing experience with use of specially developed guidance, including Making Rights Real, to overcome local misunderstandings over what the human rights to water and sanitation entail.
Pati, B. & Neumeyer, H.
This article describes the experiences and results from using Making Rights Real in three districts in Odisha, India.
Neumeyer, H. & Roaf, V.
This paper explains the motivation behind creating Making Righths Real and the process of developing the Making Righs Real approach.
Keatman, T. et.al.
The Making Rights Real consortium undertook research to better understand the perceptions of local government officials and others on how to practically use the human rights framework. The paper provides an overview of the findings.
We, the Making Rights Real consortium, have created these materials because we really want people to be able to work with the human rights to water and sanitation in practice.
We have done our best, but we know Making Rights Real is not perfect. So we need to hear from you – only your experiences can show us how Making Rights Real works and what we need to improve.
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!