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Human rights youth challenge on water & sanitation

Join the human rights youth challenge on water & sanitation. Show your knowledge, understanding and passion about the human rights to water and sanitation by creating an original content about the human rights to water and sanitation and upload it to a social media network.

The Drought Initiative

Drought and water scarcity – interconnected phenomena that often aggravate each other’s effects – can trigger major setbacks for the most disadvantaged populations: from famine to migration and displacement.

A day without migrants

Throughout human history, migration has been a courageous expression of the individual’s will to overcome adversity and to live a better life.

Left with a stark choice: adapt to a changing climate or leave

In the Dry Corridor, a region that spans the length of Central America, from southern Mexico all the way down to Panama, corn means life to the farmers. But as the other staple in this region, it depends heavily on rain, and in the past few years it just hasn’t rained enough.

Measuring inequality – beyond taps and toilets

he Stockholm Environment Institute are currently pilot-testing a new tool, the WASH Insecurity Scale. Improvements in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services is often seen in terms of households getting access to a tap or toilet. But inequality in who benefits from WASH can vary from household to household and even between individuals in the same household.

What happens when you get your period in a refugee camp?

In August 2017, violence erupted in Rakhine State in Myanmar, targeting the Rohingya people, a stateless Muslim minority. More than half a million people fled to Bangladesh, triggering one of the fastest growing humanitarian crises in the world.

Women and water lecture series

From December to April, the Global Institute for Water Security, Global Water Futures - Young Professionals and Global Water Futures, will host a Women and Water Lecture Series. 

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