People without a safe place to go to the bathroom can die because of unsanitary conditions.
A 2016 study in India found that women who defecate in the open are twice as likely to be sexually assaulted by a stranger as those who have a toilet in their house.
An Indian woman told USAID/India, that men block the way to her community toilet, taunting and harassing women.
“They dress up as women, they get in line with us, they might touch us,” Dalal recalled Veer telling her. “Every few days someone is raped. On one side of the toilet is where we live and on the other side it’s jungle. They can pull us there.”
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