Access for All, in particular for women and girls!
About the session
Languages: EN, FR, SP
There is a significant gap between the rallying cry of "leave no one behind" and the reality of access to water and sanitation on the ground. Vulnerable groups continue to be the hardest to reach and the last to be served, especially women and girls. Therefore, women and girls are dynamic agents of change and must be placed at the center of policy. What can human rights advocates, grassroots NGOs, and service providers teach us, and each other, to bridge this gap between ambition and reality?
Julie Perkins, GWOPA Officer-in-Charge, GWOPA/UN-Habitat
Moderator: Elida Villalba Vargas, PhD, Lawyer, University of St. Gallen
Pedro Arrojo-Agudo, Special Rapporteur on the human rights to water and sanitation
Sareen Malik, Executive Secretary of the African Civil Society Network for Water and Sanitation (ANEW), Vice Chair Steering Committee SWA Partnership
Leo Heller, Former Special Rapporteur on the human rights to water and sanitation
Minazola Miantuadi, Head of International Projects of Société Wallonne Des Eaux (SWDE)
Karina Alejandra Navone, Lawyer in the Direction of Legal Affairs, Sindicato Gran Buenos Aires de Trabajadores de Obras Sanitarias (SGBATOS), Agua y Saneamientos Argentinos (AySA)
Wrap Up & Closing
Anne Le Strat, Research Fellow & Senior Consultant, NYU/Independent