End Water Poverty and WASHwatch are kicking off 2018 with a call for civil society to take action for tomorrow.
On Human Rights Day, End Water Poverty along with three organisations (Help Refugees, the Inter Regional Support Programme of Pakistan and Slum Dwellers International) have come together in this joint blog to raise awareness of the human rights to water and sanitation; especially for vulnerable and marginalised groups.
To many people, having access to an adequate toilet is taken for granted. For the thousands of refugees in Bangladesh and Calais, having the option of using a toilet is a distant dream.
World Toilet Day is on 19 November and while it may seem incredulous to have a day dedicated to toilets, over 2.3 billion people in the world (one in three) still lack access to a decent toilet.
The South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN) is a sanitation-centred biennial convention led by the governments of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation nations - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Over the years, SACOSAN has been instrum
In 2015, UN member states adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are made up of 17 global goals in the form of a universal call to action to end poverty, protect our planet and ensure a peaceful and prosperous life for everyone.
16th October 2017 marks the United Nations World Food Day. This annual day of action raises awareness of food security, nutrition and hunger around the world, examining how the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger (“to end hunger, achieve food security and improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture”) can be achieved by 2030.
Despite being illegal, menstrual huts in Nepal remain an unsanitary and inhumane problem that claim the safety and life of women and young girls. Banished from their homes for up to five days without adequate food or safely managed sanitation, women are seen as impure and polluting in western Nepal.
Mexican government reports a 94% water access rate and a 92% of sanitation service coverage. These figures are reflective of some available infrastructure but not household access to water and sanitation. This effects people dramatically, such as in the urban community of Filomeno Mata, where despite available infrastructure in their homes, water runs only three hours per month whilst they are accounted as if they have access to water.