Think of women and girls’ needs on World Toi­let Day

The Star (Kenya) - - News -

San­i­ta­tion is ob­vi­ously a pri­or­ity in the world de­vel­op­ment agenda. It is an is­sue that has been fac­tored into the Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment goals. The tar­get is to en­sure ev­ery Kenyan has ac­cess to im­proved san­i­ta­tion by 2030. Toi­lets have a great role to play in stim­u­lat­ing the econ­omy of a coun­try, im­prov­ing health stan­dards and pro­tect­ing and up­grad­ing the dig­nity of peo­ple, espe­cially women. Poor san­i­ta­tion usu­ally causes stress to women and girls, and this ex­poses them to more risks as they try to look for places where they can re­lieve them­selves. Some of them have been sex­u­ally as­saulted. They have also been ex­posed to se­ri­ous health haz­ards. We have the re­sources, the skills and full po­ten­tial to en­sure that ev­ery­one in the world has ac­cess to proper san­i­ta­tion. This is what we must do as we ap­proach the World Toi­let Day on Novem­ber 19.

DAVID MWAURA Africaqua Lim­ited

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