The importance of latrines in rural areas: a woman’s point of view
What do you do when you don't have a toilet at home? Relieving oneself out in the open is not as simple as one might think, especially for women. This is a story on the challenges women face on a daily basis when they've got no choice but to relieve themselves out in the open.
Meet Asmao Diallo, from the rural community of Gorgadji, in the Sahel region of Burkina Faso. Like 94% of Burkina Faso's rural population, her family did not have a toilet at home- until recently. In this video, Ms Diallo explains the challenges and risks she faced every day in the search of a place to relieve herself, as well as how the père de famille's decision to build a traditional latrine changed her life.
This video is the first in a series of three that aim to give a voice to Burkina Faso's women living in rural communities, where women rarely have the opportunity to express their concerns about defecating in the open, and where women barely have a say in making household decisions on the construction of a latrine.