When I paddled to meet Kanpur’s toilet ladies!

It’s 5 AM, freezing cold and foggy outside and we don’t need to launch our paddle board till 8 AM. I am however awake to carry out my daily ablutions.... Read more

Standing Up for the Ganga: A unique adventure for clean water

Meet Shilpika, an Indian who has come back home from London and is doing the first source to sea 2500 km expedition of river Ganga, using only a stand up... Read more

How domestic workers are denied access to toilets they clean

Even though we are in the 21st century there are still a few things that we have not been able to accept and practice. Meena and Preeti are two domestic... Read more

Despite being perfectly healthy, I’m forced to wear adult diapers to work

For the last 29 years, answering nature’s call has been one of my biggest struggles – because finding an “accessible toilet” in our country is like finding a needle in... Read more

World Toilet Day 2016

For World Toilet Day this year, WaterAid India partnered with the Global Citizen Festival. We supported a number of action journeys for Global Citizen Festival. By signing petitions, sharing content... Read more

Enhancing local capacity for lasting change

One of WaterAid India’s key strategies is to build the capacity of people, their institutions, government functionaries, and agency sectors. This to enable key stakeholders to recognise and deliver on... Read more

Open defecation in India: forcing people to stop is not the solution

While access to toilets remains a major concern, the scenario is even worse when it comes to the third gender. There are practically no toilets for transgender in our country,... Read more

For almost 5 lakh Indians, using a public toilet means abuse and harassment

Less than a year after the Karnataka government honoured a trans woman with the state’s second highest civilian award, she had to face humiliation at the legislative assembly premises merely... Read more

Taking change into their hands: School WASH Clubs in Action

Meet Deepika, Harpreet and Komal: members of their newly formed school water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) Club at a government run institution near Punjabi Bagh in West Delhi. In only... Read more

WaterAid India celebrates Swachhata Pakhwada in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh

In support of the Swachhata Pakhwada campaign under the Swachh Bharat Mission, WaterAid India organised several events in three of its intervention districts in Madhya Pradesh. The events aimed at... Read more