Shit. Shit. Shit.
No, I am not cursing. I’m promoting the issue of, to be non-politically correct, shitting. As I type this, my flat mate has just arrived home from work, proceeding to run to the loo. We’re both female, and we both have the facilities to go as and when we please. But while we’re safely sat in our flat in Melbourne, there’s another woman in the world who isn’t as lucky. This lady has no safe place to go to the toilet. She risks shame, disease, harassment and even attack, purely for this reason. She is the 1 in 3 statistic, joining one of the 1.25 billion women and girls that lack safe and adequate sanitation. And of those, the number simply have no toilet? An incredible 526 million.
You only have to imagine yourself in this situation to understand the dire situation these women and girls face every single day of their lives. And yet, sanitation remains a very neglected area of government attention around the world. If you, like me, believe everyone should have somewhere safe to go to the toilet and would like to take action, feel free to click on this link and pop in a few short details in order to ask governments to keep their promises on providing safe toilets and clean water for the world’s poorest people.