Month: September 2018

Pictured above: Géraldine Gené, legal advisor at WaterLex, presenting during the seminar in Honduras. On Tuesday this week, WaterLex held a seminar in Honduras on “Los desafios de la implementación de los derechos humanos al agua y al saneamiento y el ods 6 en Honduras” (the challenges of implementing human rights to water and sanitation and […]

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Pictured above: All the participants in the panel: Huda Abdullah, Cynthia Bleu-Lainé, Osman El Hajjé, Marie-Thérèse Pictet Althann and Hani Al-Aswadi. WaterLex participated in a panel at a side event organised by Ius Primi Viri International Association, at the United Nations on Wednesday 19th September. The event, titled “The Right to Water in Humanitarian Situations”, discussed the […]

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The third and final World Water Week session on “Promoting Ecosystem Protection and Human Rights”focused on the groups of Refugees and Migrants. This session, like the previous, were co-hosted by WaterLex, OHCHR and IDB, as well as University of Geneva, Geneva Water Hub, IOM and UNHCR. The main case studies included South Sudanese refugee Maiwen […]

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In the second session on “Promoting Ecosystem Protection and Human Rights” during World Water Week, the focus was on Indigenous Peoples (read about our first session on focusing on Women and Children by clicking here). The second session was also well attended, and a different mix of people. Like the first session on Women and Children, […]

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  In a series of three sessions, WaterLex hosted events together with OHCHR and IDB, as well as Caritas, WfWp and GIZ, on the topic of “Protecting Ecosystem Balance and Human Rights” during World Water Week. Each session focused on a particular group. The first session was on Women and Children. It was well attended, […]

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As World Water Week continued in Stockholm, WaterLex participated in a session on “Nature-Based Solutions for Water: A Smart Approach to Disaster Risk”, together with Swiss Water Partnership, CSD Engineers, Caritas Switzerland, HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, Direction Générale de L’Eau Genève, and Swiss NGO DRR Platform. In this session, Cynthia Bleu-Lainé, Programme Manager, and Amanda Loeffen, […]

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On the opening day of World Water Week 2018 in Stockholm, Géraldine Gené (WaterLex) presented on “Water, Women and El Corredor Seco” in a session on Tapping into collective wisdom: Gender sensitive development and water ecosystems hosted by Stockholm International Water Institute, UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme, Australian Water Partnership, and Women for Water Partnership. The human rights […]

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