Biography

Catarina is the Executive Chair of Sanitation and Water for All, a global multi-stakeholder partnership that is working towards realizing SDG 6 of universal access to water and sanitation through concerted action at the international, regional, and local level. Prior to this, de Albuquerque was the first UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to water and sanitation, and in this role produced ground-breaking reports relating to the realization of the human rights to water and sanitation.

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Women and girls tend to experience and manage access—and the lack of access—to water and sanitation differently from men and boys. The traditional role of women in society, particularly with respect to management of the home and women’s role as carers, means that they often have a greater need in terms of access to water […]

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