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Raising a stink about global sanitation

(CNN)  -- We each spend an average of three years of our lives sitting on them, King George II of Great Britain  died while on his  in 1760 and  2.5 billion people still do not have access  to one. The humble lavatory is the unlikely subject of global celebration on Monday, as one of the world's most essential inventions but one that too many people still struggle without. Although many of us tend to take ours for granted, campaigners hope that World Toilet Day 2012 will draw attention to what they're calling the "global sanitation crisis," with over a third of people worldwide living without a clean and private place to go. This means that one in three people still have to defecate in the open, using fields or bushes, rivers, railway lines or roadsides, or simply a plastic bag. Others use unsanitary latrines or disease-ridden and foul-smelling buckets. "It's difficult for old people to go and it's hard to go at night. It's also hard for

GAIA HEALTH U.K. - Program of Hope for India’s Girls

Imagine having no choice but to relieve yourself out in the open, in front of anyone who’s there? That’s the reality for millions of poor girls in India. HEEALS is a charity that’s working to end that lack of the basic right to sanitation. It’s changing lives. Girls who’d had no chance in life now have a future. The effects of not having adequate toilet facilities on girls are terrible. They have no choice but to perform this vital function publicly. Read The Eye Opening Article by - Heidi Stevenson : http://gaia-health.com/gaia-blog/2013-02-15/heeals/

Menstruation taboo puts 300 mln women in India at risk - experts

Menstruation taboo puts 300 mln women in India at risk - experts Mon, 11 Feb 2013 12:13 GMT Source: Alertnet // Julie Mollins Women in Bettiah, Bihar, India learn how to make, fold and clean sanitary napkins from used cloth on Nov. 18, 2012. WSSCC/David Trouba By Julie Mollins LONDON (AlertNet) – More than 300 million women and girls in India do not have access to safe menstrual hygiene products, endangering their health, curtailing their education and putting their livelihoods at risk, say experts at the Geneva-based  Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council  (WSSCC). At least 23 percent of girls in India leave school when they start menstruating and the rest miss an average of five days during each monthly menstrual period between the ages of 12 and 18, according to WSSCC, a partnership run by government, non-governmental organisation (NGO) members and a United  Nations-hosted secretariat. “From a taboo standpoint they are ostracised – it’s an awkward situat

The Role of Sanitation in Girl Child Education - A Documentary Film

The Role of Sanitation in Girl Child Education - A Documentary Film by HEEALS Please Click on the following link to Watch Documentary Film :-  Vimeo      :-  https://vimeo.com/58771979 YouTube :-  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-_2hGn_ebY Heeals is a Non Profit Organisation registered under the Indian Government societies act 21 of 1860 A vibrant civil society organization aims to safeguard health, environment, education and livelihood to promote sustainable development of society. Through The Medium of Documentary Film and Art we are trying to create Awareness Among the Masses about Girl Child Education , Menstrual Hygiene, Sanitation and Safe Drinking Water and trying to relate how Girl Child education is directly suffering due to bad sanitation facilities , unsafe drinking water and lack of knowledge to obtain the same. For suggestions , feedback related to the documentary please contact us at communications@heeals.org  To support our work and help us in our effor