A Human Rights Approach to Development: Some Practical Implications for WaterAid’s Work
The First WaterAid Lecture, City University, London – Julia Häusermann, President, Rights and Humanity, 10 September, 1999
Provides an analysis of a human rights based approach to development and an exploration of its benefits and practical implications.
Right to Water
World Health Organization, WaterAid and COHRE, 2003
Outlines the scope and content of the legal definition of the human right to water and its relationship to other rights. The document also examines what the right means for various communities affected by the right to water. Lastly, the document considers what contribution the right to water can and should make towards making drinking water a reality for all.
Advocacy – What’s it all about? A Guide to Advocacy Work in the Water and Sanitation Sector
WaterAid, September, 2007
A quick introduction to advocacy in all its forms. The Advocacy Sourcebook aims to educate and inform on all aspects of planning and carrying out actions that seek to change policy, attitudes and practice in favour of the poor.
Our Water, Our Waste, Our Town: Supporting Civil Society to Engage in Urban Water and Sanitation Reforms – A Gudance Manual
This manual is based on real-life case studies and the authors’ experiences of working with civil society organisations (CSOs) on urban water and sanitation reforms. It provides technical information alongside advocacy and policy guidance on selected urban water supply issues and discussions on urban sanitation.
Advocating for Change
A brief guide to the four cornerstones of advocacy: International Change, National Engagement, Regional Coordination and Community Action.
Budget Advocacy for the Water and Sanitation Sector in Nepal: A Primer for Civil Society Organisations
Intends to enhance the capacity of civil society groups to dig into the details of government budget and use their analyses to influence budgets in favour of the poor and marginalised. Takes an evidence-based approach to activism in order to improve access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation across the world.