Women’s Needs: Toilet Talk

When it comes to public toilets, women’s needs just aren’t being met; WDS believes that this undermines the creation of towns and cities that are accessible for all.

This project aimed to promote the provision of more and improved public toilets for women and help enable women to approach decision-makers to lobby for improvements to their local facilities. It was funded by the National Lottery’s Awards for All scheme.

A seminar was held on Monday 25th July 2011 bringing together experts in the field to discuss the issues affecting women as a result of the provision, accessibility and safety of public conveniences. Listen to Woman’s Hour’s feature on the event here

Speakers included:

Prof. Clara Greed, Professor of Inclusive Urban Planning, University of the West of England

Michelle Barkley, Committee Member, Code of Practice for the Provision of Public Toilets and Technical Director, Chapman Taylor Architects

Jo-Anne Bichard, Research Fellow, Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art

Georgia Wrighton, Project Manager, WDS and Lecturer in Planning, Kingston University