Unequal Burden: Water Privatisation and Women's Human Rights in Tanzania

Gender & Development, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 59 - 67, March 2010

Posted: 1 Jun 2010

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Rebecca Brown

International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net)

Date Written: February 25, 2010

Abstract

Access to water is a critical component in advancing the human rights of women. Although privatisation of water services continues to be pushed by donors such as The World Bank, the available information shows that privatisations are not increasing access to water for poor women. This paper examines the human right to water and why this right is critical for women and girls. It then discusses privatisation, and the tension between contractual obligations and respect for human rights. Finally, it explores some strategies and successes.

Keywords: women, economic and social rights, water privatisation, women's rights advocacy

Suggested Citation

Brown, Rebecca, Unequal Burden: Water Privatisation and Women's Human Rights in Tanzania (February 25, 2010). Gender & Development, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 59 - 67, March 2010 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1357764

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