"Adequate sanitation and hygiene are key determinants of good health. Poor sanitation services pose serious risk of infectious diseases to all, but especially women who are more exposed to human excreta. Improving sanitation would make the lives of 1.25 billion women globally safer and healthier. Around 355 million women in India lack access to adequate sanitation facilities. Improved sanitation would result in less exposure to infectious diseases for women, not to mention, relief from the fear of assault or the removal of loss of dignity from going in the open and would enable girls to stay in school when they reach puberty. It could free women from the burden of helping their children and family members use a toilet which is far from home and difficult to use. It would help women to take on paid work and to stay at work during menstruation so that they can earn more and have a better quality of life. TiCs provide women with hygienic, safe and dignified spaces for feminine sanitation and hygiene alongside Behavior Change Communication (BCC) to protect them from infectious diseases. TiCs are created by refurbishing and converting old transport buses into integrated sanitation hubs thereby easing the burden on the government to acquire land/ space for building toilets. These Centers do not require special building permissions from statutory authorities and are readily acceptable by local municipal corporations. "
"3S Saraplast is working with the Pune Municipal Corporation and Narayan pet Municipal Corporation as an implementation partner to provide sustainable public sanitation facilities for Women in areas of need, including cleaning and maintenance services. We have refurbished 12 old buses and 2 containers made into Toilets Integration Centers (TiC) and are maintaining them as well.The Program aims to provide WASH access to women Around 355 million women in India lack access to adequate sanitation facilities. Improved sanitation would result in less exposure to infectious diseases for women, relief from the fear of assault and loss of dignity from going in the open . The Program focusses on women empowerment There has been a growing conversation towards economic empowerment of women and the growth in dual-income households With this shift, an increasing number of women, even in a low income bracket, are now experiencing and exercising greater mobility than ever before. The Program is environment friendly "
Link: "The TiC- is a one stop answer for all women looking for safe clean toilets. It is not only toilets on wheels but also a multipurpose resource for women. It comprises of Western, India toilets, taps with water saving technology, panic button in case of emergencies, digital feedback system, and trained female attendant. The buses are also enhanced by Solar operated lights. Other facilities provided in the TiC are Wi-Fi connectivity, diaper changing area, sanitary napkin dispenser, roof top ventilation and fire alarm system. This facility can be connected to the existing urban utilities and drain lines that lead to the Sewage Treatment Plants thereby reducing the dependencies of daily evacuation of waste. We also provide facility for selling female hygiene products and space for a café along with health centers. This level of service and quality is not generally available in communal facilities. We wish to implement similar project in (CITY) and improve the level of sanitation and health of Women. "
Problem Scale: "Health: Women in urban slums wait for nightfall to defecate in order to find privacy and protection. On average, women and girls in Indian cities hold their bladders for 13 hours a day, leaving them at risk of urinary and reproductive tract infections. According to WHO in 2010, of India's 2.3 million annual deaths among children aged under five years, about 334,000 are attributable to diarrheal diseases that improved sanitation can easily prevent. Education: In 2014, 2 out of 5 schools in India lacked separate toilets for boys and girls. According to one study, this lack contributed to 23% of girls surveyed dropping out of school on reaching puberty. Productivity: Illnesses caused by lack of sanitation result in loss of productive potential for not only those afflicted, but also other members of the family, especially women, who are compelled to take care of the unwell. "
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