I just wanted to thank you for the information on your website about UK law regarding single sex toilets. I have recently been in correspondence with my town council who intended to make a new toilet facility mixed sex with mixed-sex sink area. I pleaded with them not to for all the reasons we know as women, and they dismissed my concerns over the safety of women & children. It wasn’t until I pointed out the laws/building regs you stated on your website that they backed down and are now having the toilets single sex. I know it’s a small victory, but without you, it wouldn’t have happened. Thank you!

WPUK statements and speeches

WPUK evidence to Governmental Technical Review on Toilets 2021

Model letter on mixed sex toilets February 2020

World Toilet Day 19th November 2019

WPUK & Toilets: our statement to Norwich Quakers July 2019

Mixed sex toilets in schools WPUK December 2018

Prof. Clara Greed on women’s toilets at WPUK Bath meeting November 2018

Gender Neutral Toilets don’t work for women WPUK September 2018


Other sources

EARL SHILTON TOWN COUNCIL v MILLER December 2022 Employment Tribunal Judgment Appeal 2022 (upholding an Employment Tribunal’s judgment that provision of inadequate toilet facilities for women subjected the claimant to direct sex discrimination.)

Gender neutral toilets in schools – Transgender Trend

Transgender Trend Schools Guidance

School Toilets: where are we now (Scotland) Scottish Women

A History of women’s public toilets Claudia Elphick

Potty Parity: would it be fairer to make women’s toilets bigger Matthew Smith YouGov March 2018

The thing about Toilets Not the News in Briefs April 2017


News articles

Return of ladies and gents lavatories, as ministers tell architects all new buildings must have separate facilities Telegraph May 2021

Home Office women driven out of mixed lavatories Times, 17th February 2021

Win against wokenss: women have the right to female-only lavatories, Telegraph, 28 February 2020

The queue for the ladies loo is a feminist issue Lezlie Lowe Guardian November 2019

Why toilets are a feminist issue Rosa Silverman Telegraph October 2019

The Old Vic’s gender neutral toilets leave women worse off Sarah Ditum Spectator October 2019

Why queues for women’s toilets are longer than mens The Conversation August 2018

Why women face longer toilet queues Rose George, Guardian March 2018



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