I was sat on the tube today, feeling hot, sticky and uncomfortable, when I saw this poster: way to gain some perspective. It prompted me to donate to Action Aid.
To find out more visit: http://www.actionaid.org.uk/she-can
Sanitation is a real problem for refugee women. Women in refugee camps may have to share one toilet with over 100 people, with limited access to soap, making washing their clothes difficult and during menstruation, women may have to use old rags or skirts. They are unable to launder these privately, they may even have to wash these items in the one pot provided for them to cook food in. As well as the obvious physical implications, this can lead to feelings of shame and a loss of dignity.