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| Last Updated:12/11/2014

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Efforts for sanitation recognised

 

 

A stark reality for many women in villages is the need to attend to nature’s call even before the sun rises, often risking their lives and compromising their dignity.

 

“Sanitation is a human right and it is appalling to see how negligible the facilities for women are,” said Jasintha Quadras, principal of Stella Maris College, adding, “Women become vulnerable to rape and gender-based violence when open defecation is their only choice.”

 

She was speaking at a ceremony for conferring the Mother Teresa Memorial Award on Bindeshwar Pathak, founder, Sulabh International Institute of Health and Hygiene, for his contributions towards providing sanitation facilities and engaging communities in social change. Read more....