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Gender Day Workshop “Scared of going to the toilet: gender, vulnerability and lack of sanitation”

Gender Day Workshop “Scared of going to the toilet: gender, vulnerability and lack of sanitation”

Date and Time:
Tue 21 Nov 2017, 14:00 - 16:00

Workshop on the gendered nature of lack of access to safe sanitation

In this interactive workshop you will explore the particular ways in which the lack of sanitation (which affects 1 in 3 people worldwide, that is, 2.4 billion) has an even more negative impact on vulnerable populations, especially women and girls. The absence of toilet facilities not only endangers human health (through the spread of infectious disease, diarrhoea, intestinal worms, stunted growth, malnutrition), but is also degrading and stressful, and dangerous as people are exposed to sexual violence, poisonous animals and even landmines just to have a poo. We examine the gendered impacts of lack of sanitation and what gender-sensitive sanitation policies might look like.

If you would like to attend this workshop, which has limited places, you MUST email Dr Fiona Macaulay

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