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Darshini Suresh
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Women and girls are disproportionately affected by the lack of access to basic water, sanitation and hygiene facilities, due to their needs during periods of increased vulnerability to infection around menstruation and reproduction. Today in so many rural remote areas, there are still no proper bathrooms with proper water supplies available and this situation has a large complications on women and girl than on men.
Having basic water supply is a need from cooking in households to basic sanitation of ones self for a woman. During menstrual days imaginane having to walk miles for changing a cloth or a pad but even for that there is no proper amount of water available. This could lead alot of health issues for woman like Urintatiry tract infections (UTI) arising due to not keeping up health and cleanliness during menstruation unwillingly. These infections tend to impact even more while a woman is trying to get pregnant or is pregnant.The more a girl or woman drinks water , the more less pain and uncomfortablity will she have during her menstrual days.
Due to improper suppy of water in schools girls find it very difficult to change pads in the time periods of 6-7 hours of school, so they often tend skipping their school on such days. This affects their education.Every school and public toilet built for women should have good supply of water. There should be a shift in attitudes and behaviour towards better hygiene is also much needed for which we work on social norms and patriarchal systems for women and for their hygiene.