Out of order: The State of the World's Toilets 2017

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Toilets, Girls and women
A child walks through the road, which has no drainage facility and all wastes from hanging toilet go directly to the road, Gojariapara, Gazipur, Bangladesh, April 2017 WaterAid/H&M Foundation/GMB Akash/Panos

It is easy to take a toilet for granted – lock the door, do your business, flush when finished, and forget all about it. But for 2.3 billion people worldwide – almost one in three – such a normal part of daily life is out of reach. This report explores how the lack of decent toilets around the world prevents women and girls from fulfilling their potential.