Save the Date! WASH, Women and Welfare: Social Protection from a Gender Perspective

7 March 2016, 14:00-16:00
Palais des Nations – Geneva, Switzerland

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On 7 March 2016, UNRISD and WSSCC will hold a joint event that will put the right to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) within a rights-based social protection framework, and explore WASH’s relationship to other economic, social and cultural rights.

This event will bring together researchers, practitioners and policy makers to examine both the existing legal frameworks and efforts made to incorporate a rights-based implementation of these frameworks at the country level, with special attention paid to the gender perspective.

This meeting is an official side event of the 31st session of the Human Rights Council.


  • Lucinda O’Hanlon, OHCHR – Women’s Rights and WASH
  • Nuno Cabral, Mission of Portugal –Country-Level WASH Frameworks: The Case of Portugal
  • Rockaya Aidara, WSSCC – Policy and Practice in West and Central Africa: UN Women/WSSCC Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation
  • PB Anand, University of Bradford – From Human Rights to Human Development: Ensuring Universal Access to WASH

For further details about the event, please download the concept note in the link below :

For more information, please contact and

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