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India Toilets

What It Will Take To Give Indians An Alternative To Open Defecation

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.20.2015 | Impact

India has made some progress in providing sanitation by building toilets to desist people from defecating in the open, but many say the country has a...

Open Defecation in India Can Lead to Rape. Now, Women Are Demanding Toilets.

Rose George | Posted 10.21.2015 | World
Rose George

Brides will refuse to marry into families that don't have a toilet. It's a movement nicknamed "No loo, No I do."

A New Documentary Plumbs The Depths Of India's Massive Sewage Problem

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.12.2015 | World

India may be the world's largest democracy and has recorded impressive growth, but dirty water still poses a massive problem in the South Asian nation...

Advocates 'Appalled' That Poor Indians Still Forced To Clean Human Waste With Bare Hands

AP | KATY DAIGLE | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of impoverished, low-caste Indians are still working with their bare hands to clean human excrement from open...

India Gang Rape Case Exposes How A Lack Of Toilets Endangers Women

AP | BISWAJEET BANERJEE | Posted 06.03.2014 | World

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — The two teenage girl cousins had walked out together at night, as they did every night, into the wild bamboo fields 10 or 15 m...

India's 'PoopGuy' Left The American Dream To Bring Sanitation To Slums

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.01.2014 | Impact

Swapnil Chaturvedi’s life had all the trappings of the American dream -- a college degree, prestigious engineer job, wife and daughter. But when ...

Indian Women Have To Risk Their Lives Just To Use A Toilet

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact

Less than one-in-three households in Indian villages have toilets, a dire situation that poses major safety risks for women who are often attacked whi...

'No Toilet, No Bride'

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 11.05.2012 | World

The Indian state of Rajasthan is taking a novel approach to a pervasive, unsightly and very unsanitary problem among its citizens. Beginning Monday, v...

'Pissed Off' in Rural India

Michaela Haas | Posted 09.02.2012 | Impact
Michaela Haas

Poor sanitation facilities are a pernicious problem in India, where over half of the population lacks a toilet, and open defecation is the norm.

Government Toilet Upgrade Causes Stink

AP | Posted 06.07.2012 | World

NEW DELHI -- An Indian government agency is being criticized for spending $63,000 to renovate its toilets just months after setting the national pover...

India Has More Mobile Phones Than Toilets

GlobalPost | Saritha Rai | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In populous India, more people have access to mobile phones than to toilets....

In India, More Women Demand Toilets Before Marriage | Emily Wax | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NILOKHERI, India -- An ideal groom in this dusty farming village is a vegetarian, does not drink, has good prospects for a stable job and promises his...