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Toilets Could Protect Women In India From Getting Raped

huffingtonpost, 03 September 2014

 

A reeling Indian village where two teen cousins were brutally gang raped and hanged may be able to sleep more soundly now that new toilets have been installed in the area.

 

Last May, the 14- and 15-year-old girls from Katra village in Uttar Pradesh state were gang raped and hanged from a mango tree in the middle of the night while they were going out in the fields to relieve themselves, the Associated Press reported. Outraged residents protested and blamed police inaction for the crime, but a nonprofit that provides sanitation to the poor isn’t going to wait around for corrupt authorities to reform their laws.

 

Sulabh International recently installed 108 toilets in the impoverished area instead, the BBC reported. Read more....