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Rujuta - really good project idea - I was just made aware of it and I can see in it aspects of the things we would like to undertake in our efforts to make sanitary facilities more accessible to slum dwellers. It gives us good ideas for how to promote voluntary action and at the same time reorient the minds of younger men (boys included) around how to interact with girls and women. Good to see the idea has been tested and we will certainly want to borrow from some of your experiences.

Hi Ariam,
you hit the nail on the head regarding ineffective policing. there is little trust in the formal policing system. the intention here is to rebuild trust by alerting the authorities regarding what is happening in the first place, then gradually inviting them to participate in some of the confidence building actions. So far as I can see, trust building is of fundamental importance given the existing attitudes on all sides.
Many thanks for your observations.
Ezra

just indicated this in the latest update Olivia. we expect to work with a group of women that have reacted very positively to the idea so far. let e know what you think of the latest refinements. thanks much