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Water News and Reports

Not a school, not a home, not a woman without proper sanitation

In India, in addition to adequate and dignified toilets, it is necessary to extend knowledge and hygienic practices among the population, especially in schools and women of menstrual age. This is a goal that requires important socio-cultural and educational advances and is taken on by the We Are Water Foundation in its projects in India. On World Toilet Day these efforts took on special prominence.

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2016: latrines break all taboos

No one feels embarrassed anymore when talking about it. Referring to the lack of latrines implies talking of the greatest healthiness problem faced by mankind, as it is the main cause of the open defecation of 946 million people. We have exorcized the latrine of social taboos and we now see it as a source of economic growth.

Creating culture to create sanitation

There is no sense in installing latrines if the culture to use them does not exist. The experts of the round table “Sanitation; the engine of progress,” organised by the We Are Water Foundation to commemorate World Toilet Day, agree that culture and education are the key for sanitation to reach everyone and to be sustainable. 


India, the great challenge of sanitation

  • For World Toilet Day, the We Are Water Foundation organised “Sanitation for all. Ghandi’s dream and the challenge of India”, a debate in which the goals of the SWACHH Bharat programme were set out
  • The Asian giant shows the planetary scale of the problem of sanitation
  • The installation of toilets must be accompanied by community participation, justice and, above all, education
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