Inga T. Winkler

Inga Winkler is a lecturer, researcher and advocate at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University and has been working on the human rights to water and sanitation for more than a decade. Find more information on her work here and follow her on Twitter.

Winkler is one of the co-authors of the recently published report Flushed and Forgotten: Sanitation and Wastewater in Rural Communities in the United States.

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The United States’ Global Water Strategy must recognize these rights at home

By: Inga T. Winkler & JoAnn Kamuf Ward

The United States—and many other wealthy nations—are facing an invisible but profound crisis of sanitation coverage that disproportionately affects poor and rural ...


The private, the social, and the political: a human rights perspective on transgender bathrooms

By: Hà Lê Phan & Inga T. Winkler

When it comes to LGBTIQ rights, bathroom politics reflect and are often linked to much broader questions of inequality and empowerment.

Trump, the other and human rights in society

By: Inga T. Winkler

The stigmatization and “othering” we’ve seen in Trump’s campaign will perpetuate systemic inequalities.

From taboo to empowerment: menstruation and gender equality

By: Archana Patkar & Rockaya Aidara & Inga T. Winkler

Menstruation and menstrual hygiene are emerging as pivotal issues for gender equality, human rights and development.



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