Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Correctional Facilities (Prisons) Is A Neglected Human Right.

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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Correctional Facilities (Prisons) Is A Neglected Human Right.

Access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) is a basic human right. No one, whatever their circumstances, should be forced to live in conditions where these services are not made available in the Correctional Facilities (prisons) around Zambia and yet this is the case for many inmates in overcrowded Correctional Facilities (prisons) around Zambia.

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Re: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Correctional Facilities (Prisons) Is A Neglected Human Right.

This is indeed an important topic.

Traditionally ICRC ( www.icrc.org/ ) has a WASH in prisons focus due to their work with prisoners of war and political prisoners.



Back when I was working in Uganda the local prison authority ( www.prisons.go.ug/ ) was also quite active in trying to improve their WASH services.

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Re: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Correctional Facilities (Prisons) Is A Neglected Human Right.

Thanks JK Makowka,

I believe we in Zambia have to learn from other countries like Uganda how she is implementing access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in they Correctional Facilities.

If its one way of punishment for prisoners. Remember human rights can be curtailed by law, then its means the Zambian Government through Ministry of Home Affairs under Correctional Facilities is abusing the rights of every individual in the facilities and we need to advocate for this to be stopped, every human being regards of status in society needs his/her human rights to be respected, we have to take up the challenge of advocating for improved and quality WASH services in Zambian Correctional Facilities in line with the basic human needs. Harsh conditions can't help them when are out of Correctional Facilities, that's why they keep bitter.

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Re: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Correctional Facilities (Prisons) Is A Neglected Human Right.

GiveLove (EcoSan Consultants) installed a compost toilet (container-based) sanitation system in collaboration with WelthungerHilfe at a prison in Northern Uganda (Nakapiritpirit). The prison is a co-ed, low-security facility. Many of the women prisoners had babies living with them. Prior to the project, the inmates used buckets in their communal dorms at night. In the day, they open-defecated or used disgusting shallow pits outside.

The inmates take care of all the composting and cleaning. We've visited three times since 2016, and everyone loves the compost toilet system. Local grasses are cut down for the onsite composting -- cover material is not a problem.

WelthungerHilfe built superstructures to house the compost toilets, which are outfitted with 20 liter containers.

Rice hulls and sawdust are used to control odors and flies. The compost toilet system is ideal for rural areas. This facility houses approximately 100 people, but the toilet system could easily scale up. There is plenty of space to compost.

If people are interested, I can share more photos and information.

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