Shiho Fukada

Limonade, Cap-Haitien, Haiti

Alcime Rose Lourdes, 28, has lived in Limonade her whole life. 'I have always defecated on the floor. As a woman, I know this is a shameful and undignified thing to do, but I had no choice. It's what we've all done for years. It was really difficult at night, especially when it rained. I either used a bush or went in a bag. Last year, an NGO built a community toilet in Limonade. Now, I can use this during the day. At night I dont use the toilet because it’s quite a distance from my house and I'm scared to go.' Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) and Panos Pictures have documented women and girls and their toilet facilities in 20 countries across every continent to build a visual representation of the day-to-day reality and the effect this has on their lives, both positive and negative. Having access to a safe toilet facility can equal dignity, safety, education, employment and status. My Toilet: Global Stories from Women and Girls will be exhibited at the Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, London from 17th to 22nd November 2014.

Object Name
Shiho Fukada
Limonade, Cap-Haitien
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High Resolution
5000 x 3334 pixels
42.33 x 28.23 cm (300 dpi)
16.67 x 11.11 inch (300 dpi)
3.8 MB size on disk
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