The ‘Female-friendly public and community toilets guide’, published in October 2018 and written by WaterAid, UNICEF and Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP), is designed primarily for use by local authorities in towns and cities who are in charge of public and community toilets. It is also useful for national governments, public and private service providers, NGOs, donors and civil society organisations who play a role in delivering these services.
The guide explains why toilets must be female-friendly, before detailing the essential and desirable features needed to make them so. It also suggests ways to increase gender sensitivity in town planning on sanitation. The guide draws the recommendations and practical steps from existing literature, expert opinion and analysis of pioneering experiences from around the world.