Many homes in Ghana lack improved toilets as most households toilets are converted to living rooms and some houses built without toilet facilities. As a result a lot of people, especially in the city centres roam helplessly daily looking for toilets to use. Some resort to public toilets while others defecate in the open, irrespective of the health concerns of such actions. Women and girls are particularly vulnerable to violence if conditions force them to defecate only after nightfall and in secluded areas.
The Coalition of NGOs in Water and Sanitation (CONIWAS) believes that every Ghanaian deserves to have access to clean toilets to ease themselves with dignity everyday. It states that access to improved sanitation is not a privilege but a fundamental human right. (…)
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