This book provides an authoritative textbook for students, as well as a point of reference for policy-makers and practitioners interested in reducing inequalities in access to WASH services.
Author: Oliver Cumming
There is growing acceptance that the progress delivered under the Millennium Development Goal target for drinking water and sanitation has been inequitable. As a result, the progressive reduction of inequalities is now an explicit focus of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets, adopted in 2015, for universal access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). This shift in focus has implications for the way in which the next generation of WASH policies and programmes will be conceived, designed, financed and monitored. This book provides an authoritative textbook for students, as well as a point of reference for policy-makers and practitioners interested in reducing inequalities in access to WASH services. Four key areas are addressed: background to the human right to water and development goals; dimensions of inequality; case studies in delivering water and sanitation equitably; and monitoring progress in reducing inequality.
The evidence Access to basic services such as education , health , water and
sanitation Access to basic services , such as education , health , water , sanitation
and a range of livelihood support services are essential for the achievement of
Author: United Nations
Publisher: United Nations Publications
This publication presents the key debates that took place during the 2010 High-level Segment of the Economic and Social Council, at which ECOSOC organized its second biennial Development Cooperation Forum. The discussions also focused on the theme of the 2010 Annual Ministerial Review, "Implementing the internationally agreed goals and commitments in regard to gender equality and the empowerment of women"--Publisher's description.
Overall, a clear human rights approach to the privatization of water service
putting the emphasis on States obligations to maintain access ... and entitlements
to a system of water supply and management that provides equality of
opportunity for people to enjoy the right to water. ... Resolution adopted by the
Human Rights Council, 'Human Rights and Access to Safe Drinking Water and
Sanitation, UN Doc.
Author: Jérémie Gilbert
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
The management of natural resources is directly related to livelihoods for local communities, but is also intimately linked to broader national and regional economic development, as well as to political stability, peace and security. Natural resources and their effective management are necessary for securing the realisation of human rights. While there is some analysis regarding the emergence of specific relevant areas of human rights, such as the right to water, the right to food, or public participation, there is no systematic and comprehensive study on the potential role that human rights law can play in the management of natural resources. This book provides an in-depth analysis of these developments and how these could contribute to a more comprehensive human rights-based approach to the management of natural resources. In doing so, the author proposes a systematic analysis of the different norms, procedures, and approaches developed under human rights law which are relevant to the management of natural resources. As such, the text offers a human rights-based approach to the development of a legal framework for natural resource management, an area which is currently dominated by investment law and treaties concerning the use and exploitation of natural resources by States and private actors.
CIDA overarching policy and programming priorities Links with gender equality
Examples of results that contribute to the ... over decision - making by women in
the design , management and maintenance of water and sanitation services .
Author: Canadian International Development Agency
Publisher: Hull, Quebec : Canadian International Development Agency
Recognizing that gender is an important social division marked by inequality, the Canadian International Development Agency's gender equality policy was revised in 1995 to emphasize the importance of gender equity and women's empowerment. This policy update builds on concepts long supported by the Agency and highlights a number of areas where Agency thinking has evolved. It includes a vision of gender equality for the 21st century, a rationale for the agency's gender equality policy, an outline of the goal and objectives of the policy, and description of the principles on which the policy is based. A table outlines the links between the Agency's policy of poverty reduction, its program priorities, and gender equality. Other sections of the update describe gender analysis as a tool in understanding and promoting gender equality, strategies and activities to support the achievement of gender equality, performance assessment of policy objectives, and practices to promote gender equality.
Infrastructure interventions , such as water , sanitation , and energy services ,
benefit all members of the households that receive them ( men , women , and
children ) , but they also address an important gender gapthe gap in time spent ...
Author: Mayra Buvinić
Publisher: World Bank Publications
This volume tracks countries' progress with implementing and financing the third Millennium Development Goal (MDG3) by examining national experiences and successes with policies and programs. It also contains an assessment the effectiveness of different strategies in achieving MDG3 and the financial requirement needed in order to attain MDG3 by 2015.
They are the base for achieving the goals of poverty and hunger eradication ; of
equal access to basic health , education , shelter , water and sanitation services ,
and of gender equality and empowerment of women . While the MDGs focus on ...
Author: Peter Blaze Corcoran
Publisher: Kit Pub
Essays by Mikhail Gorbachev, Wangari Maathai, Leonardo Boff, Jane Goodall, Ruud Lubbers, and other authors on various aspects of the Earth Charter.
... analysis should be carried out to identify women's impediments to accessing
basic social services ( health care , education , water , and sanitation ) and ... that
the project will comply with the gender equality provisions of ADB's Water Policy .
Author: Reihana Mohideen
"This report is one of a series of country gender assessments and strategies ... The primary purpose of the series is to provide information on gender and development in ADB?s developing member countries to assist ADB staff in country and strategy formulation as well as in project design and implementation."--Acknowledgements.
The ultimate goal of mainstreaming is to achieve gender equality It stated that the
strategy is the organization's " most ... focus action area ( access to
environmentally - sound urban services ) , gender concerns relate to water and
Author: Lotta Nycander
This impact assessment identifies how the water and sanitation initiatives implemented under the Water Sanitation and Infrastructure Branch of UN-HABITAT, have strategically mainstreamed gender aspects in its various initiatives and to identify achievements and impact, challenges, lessons learned and provide recommendations. This gender thematic study is one out three impact studies supported by the WSTF. The other two are Kenya and Nepal Country Impact Assessments. Together these three constitute the first in a series, intended to assist the WSIB in its future plans for regular assessments of its WATSAN initiatives during the coming five years. The study has looked at global, regional and country activities. The country programmes reviewed are implemented in Ethiopia, Ghana,Kenya and Nigeria in Africa; India,LaoPDR, Nepal and Vietnam in Asia and Nicaragua in the Latin America and Caribbean region.