On 28th October, we will be taking on the Great Ridge Trek Challenge to raise crucial funds for safe, dignity toilets for women in Pakistan.
Imagine being afraid every time you need to answer the call to nature because you or your children run the risk of being harassed, sexually assaulted or even abducted. 940 million women still defecate in the open fields as they have no option.
Many women living in rural areas and urban slums wait until nightfall to use the toilet so they are not seen. They will reduce their intake of food and drink during the day, resulting in hunger and thirst in hot temperatures causing many health implications such as abdominal pain and infections (some countries reach over 40 degrees).
The lack of facilities is increasing the risk of sexual abuse worldwide, in fact, 1 in 3 women will experience physical, sexual or emotional violence at least once in their lifetime. In many countries, the topic of sexual abuse is a taboo and for this reason, many incidents go unreported forcing women to live in silence and endure the harassment.
A third of women risk being exposed to life-threatening diseases due to withholding for a long period and poor hygiene that comes with open defecation.
What We Are Doing & Why:
1. Implementing safe toilets
2. Each toilet comes with a washroom
3. Building communal blocks for women only
4. To protect the dignity of women
5. Giving freedom of movement to both women and girls
6. Improving the feeling of security
7. Giving women the confidence to live a life free from fear
Let’s save the honour and dignity of women around the world. Help me raise funds to build dignity toilets for women in Pakistan.
The cost of building 1 Safe toilet = £250 in Pakistan.
Limited spaces available. register now by filling this form: