Toilets, a part of life
ODAY is World Toilet Day, a UN-sanctioned event aimed at underscoring the urgency needed to end open defecation, especially for the women and girls who are particularly vulnerable.
The international organisation says 2.5 billion people– more than a third of the world’s population – do not have access to proper sanitation. This in turn has serious consequences on human health, dignity and security, as well as the environment.
The day has a lot of significance, unlike what its title at first suggests.