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Latrine Lighting

Sanitation facilities are only effective if they are used and they will only be used if the experience of using them is acceptable. This means users must feel safe and be able to see what they are doing inside the toilet. Whilst lighting may initially be viewed as a costly extra, especially in addition to the cost of a basic superstructure, its benefits justify the investment. Planning lighting in advance helps ensure that it is both efficient, effective and contributes towards greater safety, especially for women and children.

The video is also available in French and Spanish.

Resources

Technical Brief: Lighting for Sanitation Facilities

Tip Sheets:

Public Spaces Lighting Spanish French

Individual and Household Lighting Spanish French

Practical Tools for Community Planning of Lighting Spanish French

Lighting Checklist Spanish French