It’s the little things: Toilets seen as tool against rape in India

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Indoor toilets will limit opportunities for attackers to prey on women at most vulnerable When it comes to civilization, it's the little things. In the drive to get more indoor toilets throughout India in order to combat open defecation, these toilets are also being seen as a valuable tool against rape. Indoor toilets will help… Read more »

How A Lack Of Toilets Puts India’s Women At Risk Of Assault

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A young girl sweeps fallen debris from a tempest that blew through her village of Katra Sahadatganj one recent evening. This remote spot in Uttar Pradesh — India's largest state — has become the center of another gathering storm. It was here two weeks ago where two young girls were audaciously attacked: raped and hanged… Read more »

Waste not, want not

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he will build 100 million toilets in India, which pays a terrible price for most people not having them. Jason Koutsoukis reports how proper sanitation will protect women and change the country. Doctor R.C. Jha put an apple-sized lump of human excrement to his nose in the manner of an… Read more »

Museum of Toilets in Delhi ranked 3rd weirdest museum by Time

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India's Sulabh International Museum of Toilets is third on the list of the world's ten weirdest museums compiled by the Time magazine. India's Sulabh International Museum of Toilets is third on the list of the world's ten weirdest museums compiled by the Time magazine. The Delhi-based museum, which traces the history of the lavatories for… Read more »

From open defecation to toilets that produce biogas and fertiliser

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New innnovations in compost toilets aim to make a dent in sanitation and energy problems in the developing world     Oliver Balch Guardian Professional   The Hindu temples of Pashupatinath and Guheshwori in Kathmandu attract hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. Many come to the sacred sites in search of spiritual succour. Others… Read more »

Sulabh toilets coming to Nepal

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KATHMANDU: Sulabh International, an Indian social service organisation, has pledged to provide cost-effective sanitation technology in Nepal in collaboration with Zonta Club Kathmandu, an NGO working for the advancement of youth and women.  The organisation would construct public toilets and bathrooms in various districts of the country. Bindeshwor Pathak, founder president of Sulabh International, and… Read more »