In least-developed countries, only around half of schools have access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Because of this, girls miss out on up to one week of school per month.

For girls’ privacy, dignity and safety, separate toilets and washrooms, with lockable doors, are essential to keeping girls in education, and in turn, opening up a world of opportunity to them.

Read more about how WASH facilities can transform the life chances of girls across the developing world.  

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