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Poster: Transgender-inclusive sanitation: Insights from South Asia

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The WASH sector is focusing upon the 2030 global ambition of achieving universal access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all by 2030. But the needs of transgender people, however, have so far been neglected: ‘the use of public bathrooms, which are often sex -segregated, has been associated with exclusion, denial of access, verbal harassment, physical abuse and sometimes even the arrest of transgender and intersex individuals’ - Catarina de Albuquerque.

It is estimated that 0.3% of the adult population in Asia and the Pacific may be transgender, that’s almost 10 million people.

Three case studies (from India and Nepal) have been analysed and presented in this poster and a related paper, along with key recommendations to guide future practice.

Date: 14 November 2018