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UN partners WSSCC and OHCHR gather diverse stakeholders to foreground sanitation, rights and dignity for women

UN partners WSSCC and OHCHR gather diverse stakeholders to foreground sanitation rights and dignity for womenGrass-roots activists shared inspirational experiences on reducing female circumcision in Senegal, raising awareness of lesbian and transgender issues in Nepal and working for the dignity of sex workers in India at a special meeting at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva on Friday, 7 March 2014.

Ahead of International Women’s Day on Saturday 8 March, joint hosts the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and the Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) organized aone-day event on Inspiring Change to Promote Women’s Rights and Dignity.

“This meeting focused on the fundamental rights of women, to examine current policy and practice as well as challenges to women’s empowerment across their life cycle, looking at vulnerable groups through the lens of water, sanitation and hygiene,” said WSSCC Executive Director Chris Williams as he welcomed some 70 participants from health, sanitation and rights groups across the world.

 

                           


            

Current Issue: Africa Water & Sanitation & Hygiene March-April 2017 Vol.12 No.2