WOW: Toilets Are A Feminist Issue

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Come and find out why you should give a shit about toilets. From women always having to queue, to the lack of toilet facilities in the developing world having a devastating effect on women’s safety, what can toilet provision tell us about gender equality? Come and join Professor Clara Greed, Ada Oko-Williams, Technical Support Manager for Sanitation at WaterAid and Changing Places campaigner and disabled feminist Sarah Rennie to discuss.

Chaired by Domino Pateman, Senior Programmer for WOW – Women of the World Festival.

Dr Clara Greed is Emerita Professor of Inclusive Urban Planning, at the University of the West of England, Bristol, and is now semi-retired but is still active in research, writing and campaigning. She is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and several other organisations concerned with the built environment, architecture, planning and urban social issues. She is particularly interested in the social aspects of planning and has long worked on ‘women and planning’, gender, equality, disability, urban design, accessibility and other diversity issues. She has become infamous for her research and publications on the importance of public toilet provision which is still such an important feminist issue.  If you want to know the true position of women in modern society look at the queue for the Ladies loo! She has served on British Standards committees and developed BS 6456 Part 4 on Sanitary Installations which for the first time set requirements for public toilet provision. She has also developed a wider interest in toilet issues in the Developing World issues in respect of sanitation, drainage and human waste management and is a founding member of the World Toilet Organisation.

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Duration

Approx 60 mins

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