Tuesday 18 November 2014

World Toilet Day

There seems to be a World Day for just about everything except bankers and jihadists. Did you know that tomorrow is World Toilet Day? And there's an exhibition in London for it. Photographers from Panos Pictures teamed up with Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) to photo women and their toilets and document the effect loos have on their lives. Shown is high school student Flora, 19, who lives in Chamanculo C in Maputo, Mozambique, with her mother, sister and niece. She shares a toilet with several other families living nearby. "I hate using the toilet. Sometimes men peek over the fence. There is no privacy." According to the United Nations 2.5 billion people do not have access to proper sanitation. The exhibition My Toilet: global stories from women and girls is at the The Royal Opera Arcade Gallery until 22 November (CLICK). Entrance is free. CLICK for more photos.


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