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You might not know it, but water access “as a human right” is a new idea. Though similar rights were codified in the UDHR (1948), water was never explicitly included among the “rights indispensable for… dignity.” In fact, the UN only recognized a right to water in 2010. A rights focus is essential, however, because it ensures that the dignity of the individual is always placed above other, competing concerns.
Can you imagine what life would be like without regular, easy access to sufficient quantities of clean water? Can you imagine competing with a company for the water you need for basic daily tasks? Can you imagine having your only water source destroyed, poisoned, or threatened with violence?
Every human has a right to the water he or she requires to live in dignity. Tell everyone you know. And DigDeep.
To learn more about the Human Right to Clean Water, visit our website at digdeepwater.org
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