Toilets

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

World Toilet Day 19th November 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

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 CHECK THIS ONE

 

News articles

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