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Investment In Public Toilets Could Reduce Number Of Sexual Assaults In South Africa, Experts Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: South Africa should invest in public toilets to combat sexual assault: experts
“Investing in public toilets could reduce the number of sexual assaults in South African townships by almost a third and lower the economic cost of the crime on society, public health experts said on Wednesday. Many women in South Africa must walk long distances from their homes to public toilets, leaving them vulnerable to sexual assault, according to a study by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health and School of Management…” (Guilbert, 4/30).

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