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Women’s Access To Safe Toilets ‘Moral’ Imperative, Investment In WASH Critical, U.N. Says

The U.N. News Centre reports on findings from a U.N. report on water and sanitation released in connection with events marking World Toilet Day, which takes place annually on November 19.

U.N. News Centre: Ensuring women’s access to safe toilets is ‘moral’ imperative, says Ban marking World Day
“With one out of three women worldwide lacking access to safe toilets, it is a moral imperative to end open defecation to ensure women and girls are not at risk of assault and rape simply because they lack a sanitation facility, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged [Wednesday] on World Toilet Day…” (11/19).

U.N. News Centre: Every dollar invested in water, sanitation brings four-fold return in costs — U.N.
“For every dollar invested in water and sanitation, there is a $4.3 return in the form of reduced health care costs for individuals and society around the world, where 2.5 billion people still lack access to basic sanitation services, with one billion practicing open defecation, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said today…” (11/19).

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