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June 14, 2013

Don’t I have right to go to toilet as easily as you do?

I attended National Conference on Sanitation (NeCoSan) on March 15. When I reached the venue, I could not see other persons with disability present there. I was the only one.

There were four different sessions going on. I went to one called- Reaching the Unreached. This session included the presentation of different experts from sanitation sector. They discussed how to include the marginalised community in the broader sanitation programmes. These were mostly technical. Some of the speakers also talked about problems faced by disabled people in sanitation. However, it all seemed very plain because neither the speaker nor the audiences were from disability community.

A volunteer helping Mr Bhoj Raj Shrestha to get out from a government building. Mr Shrestha, disability rights activitst was invited to attend a talk programme by Department of Communications. However, the main entrance of this building had stairs making it hard for him to get in. Photo Source: Republica National Daily

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June 13, 2013

Link of the week – 13 June

Filed under: Advocacy,Equity and inclusion,Link of the week,school sanitation — nepalwash @ 9:00 am

Toilets are as important as notebooks and Pens

We all know that how important are books and pens at schools. But, the importance of toilet is rarely discussed. As working in WASH, we have seen that the availability of toilet in schools determines the number of students (especially girls) willing to study there. In this context, an article written by WaterAid Nepal’s Equity and Inclusion Consultant in today’s issue of Kantipur National Daily titled “कापी-कलम जत्तिकै शौचालय” (Toilets are as important as notebooks and Pens).

More – Click here for our link of the week – 13 June

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