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As a world of individuals, communities and nations we must act together now to restore the justice that’s been eroded by injustices related to water, sanitation and hygiene globally...

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Access to water and sanitation provides a strong foundation from which we can effectively tackle the climate emergency and build a future where education, health, economic development and the elimination of poverty can become a reality.

Our supporters

Kumi Naidoo, SWA Global Leadership Council member, Global ambassador, Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity and Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow at the Robert Bosch Academy

Jayathma Wickramanayake, the Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth

Selin Ozunaldim, Youth Activist and Gender Youth Activist for UN Women Turkey

#JusticeBeginsHere: Nicki Becker, SWA Youth Champion, speaks about gender, climate justice and youth participation

#JusticeBeginsHere: Eric Njuguna, member of the Fridays For Future, speaks on the human rights to water and sanitation

#JusticeBeginsHere: Catarina de Albuquerque, SWA CEO, speaks on the importance of access to water & sanitation

The campaign around the world

Red de Jóvenes por el Agua Centro América, a youth-led organization, discussed achieving social justice through sanitation at LatinoSan in Bolivia

Former Eng. Martin Mendez y Mendez, Vice Minister of Water, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Guatemala; Ms. Diana Laguna Caicedo, Viceministra de Ambiente, Ministry of the Environment, Panama; Ms. Leslie Samayoa Jerez de Hermosilla, Vice Minister Technical, Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance, Guatemala; Ms. Ivette Berrío Aquí, Health Minister in Charge, Panama; and Mr. Oscar Rojas, Vice-Minister of Water, Ministry of Environment, Water and Ecological Transition, Ecuador

LA Times publishes article by SWA CEO Catarina de Albuquerque on access to public toilets by homeless people

Justice Begins Here campaign showcased at COP27 Water Pavilion

SWA launches Justice Begins Here campaign during Stockholm World Water Week

Reliefweb publishes op-ed on sanitation in prisions by SWA CEO Catarina de Albuquerquer

Mr. Soumaila Oumar Gadji. Climate Change Director at Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development in Chad, highlights the importance of water and sanitation as part of social justice during on Preparations for COP27 webinar

UNICEF promotes campaign though newsletters and social media

Indigenous rights to water and sanitation is the focus of Pagina Sete article by SWA CEO Catarina de Albuquerque

UN Youth Envoy, Jayathma Wickramanayake, calls on her followers: "Help put pressure on those who have the power to achieve justice "

Water Integrity Network highlight campaign on their social media channels

UN Geneva brings visibility to issues of social injustice brough on be unequal access to water and sanitation.

Habitat for Humanity discusses access to basic services in informal settlements on their social media platforms.

Blogger Alif publishes a spotlight on the Justice Begins Here campaign and adapts toolkit materials to Bahasa language

Communication Toolkit

The Time to Act is Now

Justice begins here, with safe water, sanitation and hygiene for all.

Individual package

As an individual, see how you can join the campaign


Organization package

As an organization, see how to can contribute to the campaign