The Public Toilet Question: Gender Equity in Sanitation still a Distant Dream?
On 2nd October 2014, the prime minister of India, Narendra Modi, declared a cleanliness drive – the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. Though it was a welcome move, many of its measures seemed to ignore the root causes of uncleanliness and targeted the issues only superficially. Among the promises made to the people was accessible toilets, specifically for the women.
Previously, people in the rural areas would defecate in the open and this would be acceptable owing to the activity being passed over from previous gene