From sexual predators to leopard attacks: Why Uttarakhand’s women are demanding toilets

For the last two years, 56-year-old Kamla Devi of Batoli village, Rudraprayag district, heads every morning for the forest to fetch oak leaves for her cows, with a sickle in... Read more

Sanitation park in Rajnandgaon offers technological options for household toilets in rural areas

WaterAid India in partnership with Lokshakti Samajsevi Sanstha (LSS) has set up a sanitation park in Rajnandgoan district of Chhattisgarh. The park which is housed in the training centre of... Read more

‘I’ve seen a dead child in the same hospital bed as a living child as there’s no space’

“I have seen filthy toilets, no water, shabby buildings practically falling apart, cobwebs, lab equipment and drugs strewn about [in India’s primary health centres],” shares Dr. Vandana Prasad, national convener... Read more

Community in action to solve water crisis

Dunguripada, a small village in Saipala Gram Panchayat of Nuapada district of Odisha, had only one tube-well fitted with hand-pump as the primary water source for drinking and other domestic... Read more

Building capacity for urban water supply system and issues

WaterAid India regional office in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh conducted a two-day training  on “Developing understanding and internal capacity to support and influence urban local bodies with community led interventions... Read more

WaterAid India’s Disability Handbook and Menstrual Hygiene Training manual adopted by Uttar Pradesh government

WaterAid India’s Disability handbook has now been adopted by the Uttar Pradesh government. The handbook will now be disseminated in 75 districts of the state and the guidelines can be... Read more

How my piece on Youth Ki Awaaz got my workplace to make washrooms more accessible

Writing about your most intimate experiences is not an easy thing, and takes some guts. But if it helps people change the way they think, I believe it is totally... Read more

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‘In the case Of dry toilets, 95% manual scavengers are women’: A revealing interview

Ashif Shaikh was selected for the Ashoka Fellowship in 2016. But such recognition was not always the case in his life. Born into a Dalit Muslim family, Shaikh faced discrimination... Read more