6.01.2014

Two girls died looking for a toilet. This should make us angry, not embarrassed

Attacks on girls and women as they look for somewhere private to defecate are frighteningly common. Improving basic sanitation, as a global goal, would do a lot to make them safer

Two teenage girls have been gang-raped and killed after doing what half a billion women and girls are forced to do every day go outdoors to try to find somewhere discreet to go to the toilet.


A toilet, bathroom, powder room whatever you want to call it at home, at school, at work, in the shopping mall, is something many of us take for granted and cannot talk about without feeling embarrassed. But we must: because the lack of toilets is costing women their lives.


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via Network Front | The Guardian http://ift.tt/1rvJ5pg

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