We Can't Wait: A Report on Sanitation and Hygiene for Women and Girls
Poor sanitation is an issue that can affect everyone but women and girls are often the most at risk. The result is widespread death and disease – especially among children – and social marginalization. Poor sanitation exposes females to the risk of assault, and when schools cannot provide clean, safe toilets girls’ attendance drops. The international community acknowledged the importance of sanitation by including targets in the Millennium Development Goals. The 2015 deadline is approaching quickly but the crisis is far from resolved.