Financially supported by the Federal Foreign Office
Two experts will be there for you in each MRR talk: Open hour.
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.
What’s on the Open Hour agenda? That’s up to you! Share challenges and questions you have on using human rights in your work on water & sanitation. Together, we’ll find an answer.
Sareen Malik, Executive Secretary, African Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation (ANEW).
Lajana Manandhar, Regional Coordinator Freshwater Action Network South-Asia (FANSA) and Executive Director, Lumanti.
Mohamad Mova Al’Afghani, Director, Center for Regulation, Policy and Governance (CRPG).
Alana Potter, International Coordinator, End Water Poverty (EWP).
Malesi Shivaji, CEO, Kenya Water and Sanitation Civil Society Network (KEWASNET).
Hannah Neumeyer, Coordinator, Make Rights Real consortium (MRR).
Laura van de Lande, Manager, Make Rights Real consortium (MRR).
Practitioners working in civil society organisations from Bangladesh to Ghana and from India to Kenya are aware that water and sanitation are internationally recognised human rights. Many use human rights in their work, invoking rights with government, lobbying for policy change, or activating people to claim their rights.
However, human rights often remain an abstract concept that’s difficult to apply to the complex mix of challenges:
We are all aware that water and sanitation are internationally recognised human rights. MRR talk: Open hour provides a space for learning and exchange on the questions and challenges of working with rights – and the positive experiences that have contributed to real change.
Understanding & addressing root causes for the lack of services in informal settlement
Informal settlements are home to more than one billion people in cities across the world. Poor access to services for water, sanitation and other necessities is a defining factor of these marginalised spaces. In this episode of MRR talk, we will explore the multi-faceted nature of marginalisation and what this means for organisations working on WASH in informal settlements.
Listen to the recording of MRR talk episode 6 to find out more: