Access to safe, affordable water is a human right

UUSC's Environmental Justice Program promotes and defends the human right to water. The human right to water entitles everyone to safe,sufficient, accessible, and affordable water for personal and domestic use. To achieve this goal, UUSC supports civil society and grassroots groups in the struggle against water privatization and depletion, and promotes citizen involvement in the utilization and management of water as a common resource. UUSC works to influence government policies related to environmental justice and mobilize activists to hold government, agencies, and socioeconomic elites accountable for water-rights violations.

Over the past several months, UUSC has been working in Detroit, Mich., to support residents whose human right to water has been violated by mass...
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Read the new op-ed by Patricia Jones, UUSC's senior program leader for the human right to water: "Water Shutoffs and Unintended Consequences —...
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International human rights organization the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) has voiced profound concern over U.S. Bankruptcy Court...
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As a lead-up to the United Nations Climate Summit on Tuesday, international human rights organization the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (...

Thanks to the hundreds of thousands of people who marched! Now join our new climate justice initiative.

Wherever you are, you can advance climate justice this weekend and throughout the year. Timed to coincide with the United Nations Climate Summit,...
What do actor Mark Ruffalo and Patricia Jones, UUSC’s senior program leader for the human right to water, have in common? For one thing, they were...
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The road to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) has been a long one. In 2012, this international disability...

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