WASH, Women and Welfare: Social Protection from a Gender Perspective
In the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, states committed again to realize the rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, and related rights to social protection and gender equality. Action is urgently needed: 2.4 billion people worldwide lack access to sanitation, resulting in 700,000 children under five dying each year. Women and girls risk sexual violence due to lack of private toilet facilities. UN and academic panelists at this side event at the 31st Session of the Human Rights Council discuss how to provide equal and non-discriminatory access to water and sanitation through a rights-based approach to ensure an adequate standard of living for all. The side event is co-organized with Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council, and the governments of Finland, Germany and Spain.
7 March 2016, 14.00 – 16.00
Room XXII, Palais des Nations
1211 Geneva 10