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TitleRights to water and sanitation : a handbook for activists
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsEl-Jazairi, L
Paginationvi, 86 p. : 1 fig., 5 tab., photogr.
Date Published2010-01-01
PublisherFreshwater Action Network, FAN
Place PublishedLondon, UK
Keywordsadvocacy, campaigns, case studies, human rights, legislation, policies, sanitation, sdicom, water supply

The purpose of this handbook is to help civil society and those working on water and sanitation issues to adopt a human rights-based approach to advocacy, so that they can improve water and sanitation service regulation and provision at international, national and local levels. It begins with a brief introduction to the legal basis and content of the human right to water and sanitation and the obligations that governments and other actors hold. Chapter 2 introduces the reader to the steps necessary in planning an advocacy campaign. Chapter 3 describes a number of different advocacy ‘tactics’ or ‘activities’ that could be used on an advocacy campaign, including: lobbying; using media and communications; public campaign/popular mobilisation; capacity building; legal advocacy/litigation; and building networks and coalitions. For each tactic or activity a case study is provided. An appendix includes a list of international commitments, an example of a press statement and a lobbying letter, a list of resources. The handbook is aimed primarily at community groups, human rights NGOs, rights-based development practitioners and aid workers.

NotesIncludes references
Custom 1204.3, 304


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