1 in 3 women

World Toilet Day is November 19

1 in 3 women around the world has no access to a safe toilet, threatening their health and exposing them to shame, fear and violence. 

This video explores the daily reality faced by millions of women around the world by showing what life would be like for a woman in the western world living without sanitation.

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WaterAid/Eva-Lotta Jansson

Sandimhia Renato is 18 years old and lives in Quelimanie, Northern Mozambique, with her one-year old baby Diani. Sandimhia’s family has no access to a toilet. She walks 15 minutes every day to defecate in the bush, having to cross a dangerous bridge where she knows women are attacked at night.

Sometimes I wait until dark to go there so no one can see me. I will be very concerned about Diani, my daughter, going to the bush because it is so far from here.

At night it is very dangerous. People get killed. A woman and a boy were killed with knives. One woman I know of has been raped

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