1 in 3 women worldwide risk shame, disease, harassment and even attack because they have nowhere safe to go to the toilet

Katherine's story

I don’t have a latrine. I just go to neighbours. Sometimes they refuse so I have to go to a bar. If they see me, they refuse to let me in. I have no other option. I feel bad. I feel embarrassed, but what can I do?

At night, I go in a tin in my home. It’s dangerous to go out alone at night. People can rape you. I would love to have a toilet.”


Katherine Mulemba, pictured in Zambia, October 2012 by Candace Feit for WaterAid

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Sanitation would make 1.25 billion women’s lives safer and healthier. Please add your name to ask governments to keep their promises to provide safe toilets and clean water for the world’s poorest people.

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In April, the world’s governments committed to increase their efforts to provide access to water and sanitation for all. The UK Government promised to double the number of people they would reach by 2015 – to 60 million.

Just over six months on, it’s time to remind them to turn their pledges into taps and toilets.

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