Risking rape to reach a toilet
Amnesty International is calling on its supporters to highlight the dangers that women face in slums as a result of limited access to toilets by forming a symbolic toilet queue on World Toilet Day, 19 November.
Event: ‘Get in line’ in front of the Kenyan Embassy
When: Friday 19th November
Where: 208 Avenue Winston Churchill, 1180 Uccle, Belgium
How to get there : STIB trams 23 or 24 – or bus 38 – Stop: Gossart
On World Toilet Day, join Amnesty International in a demonstration supporting the rights of those living in inadequate housing. More than half the residents of Nairobi live in informal settlements and slums. Their housing is inadequate and they have little access to clean water, sanitation, health care, schools and other essential public services.
This deprivation hits women and girls particularly hard. They need greater privacy than men when using toilets and taking baths. Many women have to walk long distances to reach these facilities, which after dark becomes especially dangerous. Violence against women is widespread in Nairobi’s slums and settlements where ineffective policing results in rape and other violence against women going largely unpunished. Gender-based violence drives women into poverty and prevents them from escaping poverty
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Sign AI Belgium’s petition here