Amnesty International Report- Insecurity and Indignity: women's experiences in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya

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Amnesty International has just published a report on women’s experiences in the slums of Nairobi which shows that women living in informal settlements are particularly affected by the lack of adequate access to sanitation facilities. In addition to difficulties relating to lack of privacy, they face threats to their safety. Lack of toilet facilities in or near the home means that women are vulnerable to rape and other gender-based violence when they go for open defecation or visit public facilities during the night.
(July 2010)

Read more in the press release Fear of attack leaves women prisoners in their homes or look at the full report Insecurity and Indignity

Date: 22 July 2010
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