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Solomon Islands: 'Where is the dignity in that?' Women in Solomon Islands slums denied sanitation and safety

, N° d'index: ASA 43/001/2011

The slums of Honiara, capital of the Solomon Islands, have few sources of clean water nearby so residents, mainly women and girls, must walk long distances to the nearest pipe or stream, returning with heavy loads. In doing so, they are targeted for harassment, sexual violence, and rape. It is an unsustainable situation which needs urgent attention from the authorities.

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