Sanitation India | https://www.flickr.com/photos/overseas-development-institute/

'My Perfect Country': India

Our local reporter explores the corridors of universities to hear the young women who are putting themselves in charge of their own future

Published: Thursday 3 March, 2016



The fifth episode of 'My Perfect Country' (BBC World Service, 3 March 2016) examines India’s pioneering work on sanitation for women. With stories from the native workers who are inventing simple systems alongside active campaigning, she follows the changing attitudes towards women’s rights and their wellbeing. Our local reporter explores the corridors of universities to hear the young women who are putting themselves in charge of their own future – and whether those in charge of inspiring change nationwide are taking note.

Fi Glover, entrepreneur Martha Lane Fox and Professor Henrietta Moore determine whether global nations should take on both the practice and the inspiration from India into their own communities.

Visit the ‘My Perfect Country: India’-site to listen to the episode.



Share this article:




Recent Posts

Engineering a sensible smart city

Commentary

There are 7.7 billion people on the planet today, and every year our global population grows by around 1.08% – or around 82 million people. It is estimated that by 2050, 70% of the world’s population will be living in cities. The cities we know now will have changed and adapted to accommodate for this. How will we ensure they do so in a way that improves the quality of life its residents?

Read More

Professor Henrietta Moore appointed to Expert Advisory Panel of the landmark Dasgupta Review

Media

Professor Henrietta Moore has been appointed as an expert advisory panel member to the independent, global biodiversity Dasgupta Review

Read More

Rules of Engagement

Commentary

Henrietta L Moore and Richard Sennett, two leading campaigners for global change, go head-to-head on the evolving relationship between culture, society and the city

Read More