Access to toilets for women sanitation workers


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Access to toilets for women sanitation workers

Dear All,
Sharing a  piece  from India. 

The women sanitation workers in Panaji, the capital of Goa do not themselves have access to toilets. Since public toilets are also not nearby, the workers prefer not to drink water (which lead to other medical conditions). When it can't be avoided the officers themselves ask them to relive behind a tree.
The author highlights two criteria that lead to this exclusion  – gender and caste by asking if men or officials at higher position would be asked to do the same.

Please share work that highlights how women sanitation workers access sanitation and the quality of facilities (if any). 

Paresh Chhajed-Picha
Researcher at Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay, India
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