The business of a decent toilet: helping women flourish in Bangladesh

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Watch our film to see how 31 new toilets across three cities are helping more women in Bangladesh keep themselves clean and healthy, feel safe in public and ultimately earn a better living…

The experiences of Nurjahan and Rikta are far too common for women across the world who don’t have access to a decent toilet.

Especially in public places, women being denied this basic human right are also denied their right to privacy and don’t feel safe in public. They either risk their health and safety by using inadequate toilets, or risk their jobs and livelihoods by choosing not to spend time away from home, over fears of having to go to the toilet in public.

But in Bangladesh, as our film showed, this unjust and all too familiar situation is beginning to change for the better across Dhaka, Chattogram and Sylhet.