Individual Household Toilets Are Essential In Reducing Exposure To Covid And Gender Based Violence
An article on individual household toilets, authored by CWAS team members Dhruv Bhavsar and Arwa Bharmal, was published by NDTV. The opinion piece, titled “Individual Household Toilets Are Essential In Reducing Exposure To Covid And Gender Based Violence”, talks about the dependence of urban poor on shared toilet facilities and risks associated with them. Even as awareness and financial incentive-based approach has been adopted to motivate citizens to construct toilets in their homes, there are several obstacles in building individual household toilets. The article further discusses possibilities to address these spatial, infrastructural and behavioural barriers through a wide range of examples from Maharashtra.