Gender and rural water services – lessons from RWSN members

Gender relations are critical to nearly every aspect of rural water supply, but rarely addressed in practice by rural water professionals. All water supply programmes affect men and women in different ways, and while practitioners assume their work will benefit women, how do they know whether it will or not, how do they know what … Continue reading Gender and rural water services – lessons from RWSN members

New 2017 RWSN Webinar series (18th April – 13th June 2017)

ENG: RWSN is delighted to announce the first of the 2017 series of webinars (on-line seminars) on rural water supply, running every Tuesday from April 18th, 2017 until June 13th, 2017. This series includes 9 weekly sessions on topics, which were presented and debated during the 2016 RWSN Forum in Abidjan, and related to the … Continue reading New 2017 RWSN Webinar series (18th April – 13th June 2017)

Making rights real by supporting local government heroes

re-posted from: http://www.wateraid.org/news/blogs/2016/december/making-rights-real-by-supporting-local-government-heroes Louisa Gosling, WaterAid’s Quality Programmes Manager, introduces a guide to using the status of water and sanitation as human rights to drive progress on the ground, and explains how marketing strategies can help us reach our target audiences. The UN officially recognised the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation in 2010. … Continue reading Making rights real by supporting local government heroes

RWSN webinar: Participation: The key to gender equality in the human rights to water and sanitation?

Greetings/Buenos días (para el texto en castellano, por favor ver más abajo) RWSN is delighted to announce the first two sessions of our mini-series of webinars (on-line seminars) on October 13, 2016. The first two sessions focus on the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation and will be take place both in English and in Spanish. Here is the more detailed information: Topic: Participation: … Continue reading RWSN webinar: Participation: The key to gender equality in the human rights to water and sanitation?

RWSN Update – September 2016

  If you are having trouble reading this then download the more readable PDF version: ENGLISH / FRANÇAIS. Pour les francophones - Si vous souhaitez recevoir le bulletin trimestriel en français, veuillez nous écrire un e-mail à ruralwater @ skat.ch intitulé Bulletin Trimestriel en français. English The late Ton Schouten: 1955 – 2016 The sudden … Continue reading RWSN Update – September 2016

RWSN Theme News

Equality, Non-Discrimination and Inclusion (ENDI) Join at: dgroups.org/RWSN/equality_rwsn Theme Leaders: Louisa Gosling, WaterAid (LouisaGosling @ wateraid.org) Jane Wilbur, WaterAid (janewilbur @wateraid.org) Call for Input: Handbook on the Human Right to Water and Sanitation The special rapporteur’s handbook on realisation of the human rights has now been produced, and dissemination is on-going. Hard copy dissemination is … Continue reading RWSN Theme News