Today, the US Human Rights Network joins people across the world to celebrate and recognize World Water Day. Today and everyday, we say: "Water is a human right!"
Here are three things you can do today:
Changing Climate/Changing Work: Women Leaders on Economic Empowerment & the Human Right to Water.
We are bringing together an incredible group of Indigenous and women of Color leaders based in the US, US-occupied territories, and Tunisia for an official side event at the 61st United Nations Commission the Status of Women (CSW). Panelists will discuss the climate crisis, economic empowerment, and the human right to water from the perspective of Southern, Black, Indigenous and Global South communities. The event will take place between 10:30am-12:00pm today. If you're in New York City, join us in person! If you can't make it in person or don't live in NYC, watch the livestream!
UPDATE: Watch the recording of the event here.
Raise awareness about the human right to water & sanitation!
We created this infographic last year when we were preparing for our National Coalition on the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation's US-specific hearing at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Download the infographic and share it on your social media accounts, and be sure to tag @USHRN on Twitter and @ushrnetwork on Facebook and use the hashtags #WorldWaterDay and #WaterIsAHumanRight!
Show your solidarity with movements in the US and around the world!
From Black-led organizing for the human rights to water and sanitation in rust-belt cities like Flint and in small towns like Uniontown, to movements led by Indigenous Peoples against the contamination as a result of extractive industries in Standing Rock and New Mexico, communities across the United States and US-occupied territories are fighting back. Download it here, make it your profile picture, or share it on your social media accounts. And again, tag us on Twitter and Facebook and use the hashtags #WorldWaterDay and #WaterIsAHumanRight!