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Title: Child rights based water, sanitation and hygiene in practice in Bangladesh, India and Nepal
Authors: Arickal, Binu
Rahman, Mahfujur
Lambert, Kate
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: © WEDC, Loughborough University
Citation: ARICKAL, B. ... et al, 2014. Child rights based water, sanitation and hygiene in practice in Bangladesh, India and Nepal. IN: Shaw, R.J., Anh, N.V. and Dang, T.H. (eds). Sustainable water and sanitation services for all in a fast changing world: Proceedings of the 37th WEDC International Conference, Hanoi, Vietnam, 15-19 September 2014, 7pp.
Abstract: The child rights based WASH programme was implemented by WaterAid and Save the Children in South Asia from 2008-13. Child rights situation analysis showed that lack of participation of children in WASH programmes is compounded by the lack of accountability of duty bearers towards ensuring children’s rights. As a result WASH programmes often fail to ensure that services are accessible to children or targeted to the most excluded. Two key areas of focus were identified; to develop accountability mechanisms at the local level for provision of WASH services that meet children’s needs; and to ensure children’s meaningful participation in WASH activities, especially the poorest and most marginalised. This paper will share the approaches developed, the key outcomes, and learning to take forward. It will also demonstrate how the child rights based approach to WASH brings children’s needs and opinions into WASH discussion at community and institutional level and can lead to improved access, and a better realisation of children’s rights overall.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/31012
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