Sani Tweaks

Best Practices in Sanitation

Recent research from humanitarian responses shows that on average 40% of women are not using the latrines provided.

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The main reasons stated for not wanting to use the latrines are:

Not wanting to be seen going to the toilet
Sexual Harassment
The Lack of Locks on Doors
Lack of Privacy (people peeping in)
Lack of lighting at night
Fear of Vermin

If latrines aren’t used, money, time and resources are wasted and we are failing in our responsibility to the communities we work with.

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View the Sani Tweaks Theory of Change

Different Responses – Same Old Shit A review of how humanitarian agencies implement emergency sanitation in 11 different humanitarian responses:

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The checklist is also available in word format and you are encouraged to adapt it in accordance with your needs. It can be freely changed in any way, including the addition of new logos, colours, or wording.

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The original research which led to Sani Tweaks was "Shining a Light: How lighting in or around sanitation facilities affects the risk of gender-based violence in camps". There is also a blog post outlining the key findings: "We must do more to make emergency sanitation safer".