Majority of Women in sub-Saharan Africa Lack a Safe Toilet


An estimated 297 million women and girls living in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to safe and adequate sanitation, and of those, 107 million have no access to a toilet at all, according to the international non-governmental organization WaterAid.

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  • Uganda:  297 Million Women Lack Adequate Sanitation

    The Independent, 16 November 2012

    Uganda is soon joining the rest of the other countries in celebrating the World Toilet Day that is in November 19, however, a report released by WaterAid says seven in ten women in ... read more »

  • Africa:  Fixing the 'Silent' Sanitation Crisis

    Inter Press Service, 18 November 2012

    Organisers of this year's World Toilet Day, which falls on Nov. 19, are using the slogan 'I give a shit - do you?' to break the silence around the crucial issue of sanitation and ... read more »

  • Malawi:  Who Is to Blame for Water Woes?

    Gender Links, 29 October 2012

    Malawian women, like their counterparts in many African countries are facing the effects of water scarcity. Climate change is often blamed for the water shortages, which result in ... read more »

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