The term ‘Human Rights-Based Approach' (HRBA) was recognised by Kofi Annan as early as 1997 when he advocated for its implementation across the UN system. This webinar celebrates the first publication that sets out a practical guide for using an HRBA in water and sanitation programmes, incorporating elements of the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation, along with the transversal principles of the HRBA.
In this webinar, we aim to review the HRBA in practice using a selection of community-based water infrastructure projects, provided by ILO. The common thread in these cases is the meaningful participation of the local community and the inclusion of women in a technical role. We will explore how these programmes have succeeded to enlist women in roles that are more typically in the male domain and understand the elements of an HRBA that have been integrated into the programme.