End Water Poverty

June 2022 newsletter

End Water Poverty 2022 general assembly

Save the date: End Water Poverty will hold its biennial general assembly on Tuesday 27 September at 12-3pm (UTC). The assembly will be a great opportunity for members to unite, share ideas, and shape our coalition's future. French and Spanish translation will be available. We will share the meeting agenda as well as a registration link in our next newsletter.

May 2022 newsletter

Social change starts with civil society. Each year End Water Poverty provides mini-grants of £1,000-£5,000 to members through the Claim Your Water Rights campaign. This year we are opening calls for concept notes: every End Water Poverty member is eligible to apply.

Granting guidelines

End Water Poverty (EWP) operates on the principle that social change starts with civil society: without human rights defenders, there are no human rights. We specialise in funding community-led direct civil society action that counters regression and advances accountability, justice and human rights. Each year we provide mini-grants of £1,000-£5,000 through Claim Your Water Rights, a global public pressure campaign that mobilises, emboldens and unites civil society who support communities to claim their rights to safe water and sanitation.

April 2022 newsletter: Justice for Phichit

Free trade agreements: Corporate greed makes the right to water of Phichit villagers a distant reality

In Central Thailand’s Phichit province, a group of villagers resisted a goldmining company that polluted their water and destroyed their livelihoods for almost 20 years. Manushya Foundation have written a comprehensive exposé documenting the villagers' fight against corporate impunity and state exploitation.

March 2022 newsletter: Alana's Dakar diary, expanding civic space, countering corporate capture & more

End Water Poverty were part of the Forum Alternatif Mondial de l’Eau (FAME 2022) last week, where hundreds of water and social justice activists from around the world gathered in Dakar, Senegal. The theme of FAME was “access to water and sanitation is a matter of public health and a barometer of democracy”.

December 2021: end of year message + celebrating two years of Claim Your Water Rights

It's been another immensely difficult year. Many of us are still working from home. Many of us are still grappling with systemic injustice and competing crises. Many of us have lost colleagues and loved ones. Despite this, we remain remarkably resilient and resolute in our determination to hold governments accountable and support communities to claim their rights.