Let's give a shit.

Open defecation is more than just a hygiene issue. It has huge social, economic and health implications.

Let's show the same urgency to this cause as we do when we desperately need to use a toilet. Let's choose to make a difference.

WaterAid has been working in India for over 3 decades. During 2015-16, our interventions enabled access to toilets for 11,71,524 people.
about
1 in 3
WOMEN

around the world do not have a decent toilet of their own.
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DIrtiest Conversation #1
289,000
children
die every year due to lack of toilets.
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Maheshwari, 25, from Raichur, Karnataka, experienced difficulties defecating in the open during her pregnancy.

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Happy that you have easy access to a toilet? Not everyone is so lucky.
DIrtiest Conversation #2
446 million women around the world defecate in open.
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Meet Tilottama, Who Pulled Off A Real Life
‘Toilet – Ek Prem Katha’ In Odisha

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Start a conversation about the state of access to toilets in India. Ask your friends to call the Dirtiest Number.
60,700 children under five die each year from WASH related diarrhoeal diseases.
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The female warriors of Odisha

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Millions walk miles, just to answer the call of nature.
Dirtiest Conversation #3

From superstition to clean toilets, this village has come a long way.

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Open defecation is a leading cause of diarrhoea, intestinal worm infections, typhoid, cholera, hepatitis, polio, trachoma etc.
11% maternal deaths occur every year, because of open defecation.
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