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Sanitation and Social Protection: A Human Rights-Based Approach (Issue Brief 4)


Sanitation and Social Protection: A Human Rights-Based Approach (Issue Brief 4)
This Issue Brief introduces readers to the human rights-based approach to sanitation. Access to sanitation may reduce vulnerability, a key focus of social protection. This briefing paper makes the case for an increased focus on sanitation as a human right, explores current approaches to address this right, and provides ideas on the key directions needed to turn the tide on this critical issue.

UNRISD Issue Briefs flag ideas and contribute knowledge that can improve the quality of development debates, policy and practice. This set of Issue Briefs on Social Protection and Human Rights is meant to raise awareness of the possibilities and the challenges of aligning social protection and human rights. They present a range of key issues in order to catalyse discussion, and thereby to contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of human rights-based social protection systems.

For more resources, visit socialprotection-humanrights.org
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  • Pub. Date: 20 Dec 2016
    Pub. Place: Geneva
    ISSN: 2518-6817
    From: UNRISD