RSA Re-Invent the Toilet Winner



The gang rape and hanging of two teenage girls whilst defecating in the open in Uttar Pradesh, India, shows the explicitly important link between sanitation and safety for women. The events also highlight the challenging attitudes towards sanitation as Jack Sim, World Toilet Organisation founder explains – “There has to be a market for toilets. Right now there is a need for toilets but not a demand.”

The Community Toilet aims to address this issue by actively engaging the community in the creation of the toilet space. This creates a sense of ownership and pride, the key elements to making a sanitation project a success.


The project received an RSA Design Award in 2014.