World Toilet Day
19 November 2017

Migrant women workers and the
everyday hunt for a toilet

by Nivedita Jayaram, Aajeevika Bureau

World Toilet Day, 2017
This article reflects on how female migrants’ search for a toilet has become conflated with the threat of violence and harassment, as women are increasingly being publicly harassed and humiliated for defecating in the open, even in an absence of viable alternatives. It concludes that if the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is to deliver on its lofty goals, it must offer safe and dignified sanitation for women migrant workers.

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