Sanitation Brings Dignity, Equality & Safety


Sanitation brings dignity, equality and safety


More than 1.1 billion people in the world have no sanitation facilities at all.


The primary focus of the Sanitation Drive to 2015 is on ending open defecation. Open defecation, the most extreme manifestation of poor sanitation, is an immense problem.  It is also a practice where inequalities between different social groups are starkly evident.


*Adequate, safe and private sanitation facilities allow women and girls, in particular, to live a life of dignity.


*Every child deserves to be in a school that offers safe water, improved sanitation and hygiene education.


*The most disadvantages in society are the most affected by inadequate sanitation.



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