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    • Bilkis and her daughters are not helpless but fearless Author : Sharmin Farhat Ubaid, Senior Manager, BRAC WASH Programme, sharmin.fu@brac.net, February 2012 Photography by: Sumon Yousuf, Communication Officer, BRAC Communication Department
    • 2 In Bangladesh, 40% of the population are living under US$ 1 per day (World Bank, 2011). Many of these are single female heads of households.
    • Women have lower capacity to pay for water, sanitationand hygiene products and services, and lack time forunpaid work and meetings.
    • BRAC WASHProgrammefocuses onpoor speciallyon womenand girls askey andrelatedvariables toachieve moreequitableaccess towater andsanitationand betterhygiene.
    • BRAC WASHProgrammefollows arights basedapproachwhich valueswomen andgirls asindividualsfirst and thenas keymembers ofthe family andhousehold.
    • “The Twin Pitlatrine model” isan innovation ofBRAC WASHProgramme toensuresustainable useandenvironmentalsanitation. TheProgramme hasalso advised tobuild the latrinenear thehousehold, forsafety, securityand privacy.
    • Bilkis Begum (35 years) is working as a daylabourer in construction work. She is a singlemother of five children. The latrine outside ofher household was not comfortable for herand daughters. She was worried about safetyand privacy of her adolescent girls when theymade complaints about it.
    • Two years ago she built the latrine inside the houseafter receiving the subsidy the from BRAC WASHProgramme.
    • “I have installed the latrineinside my house, because I knewthat the intact water seal withpan keeps the latrine free fromsmell”.
    • “My daughters arehappy and also freefrom any dangerthey felt before. “
    • My adolescent girls are safe and I am notworried about them when I go out for work forthe whole day.