Sewa International's SHE - Sanitation, Hygiene and Empowerment Project for the Girl Child

Sewa International is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c) (3) service organization. We undertake disaster rescue, and relief and rehabilitation work as well as implement development projects globally.

Sewa International’s Toilet and Hygiene Project for the Girl Child was conceived to provide sanitation facilities to girls who belong to the vulnerable section of Indian society so that they can overcome social and cultural norms of the till now accepted practice of open defecation outside of the home.

There are several ‘rights’ given to citizens of India but the right to a safe, secure, and healthy life at home and in schools is not one of them. Thus, we believe a “Right to Sanitation Facilities”, especially for our women and girl children who face several challenges everyday just to attend nature calls in a safe and secure environment, is much needed. We are committed to providing such toilet facilities in communities, neighborhoods, and schools, where they are not available so that we can ensure both dignity and safety to women and girl children.

Sewa International does not discriminate beneficiaries, volunteers, staff, and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, nationality, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal and state laws.

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