Night Loo is an innovative personal reusable urinal for women and girls that debuted at the 2018 James Dyson Award in the US, which picked our attention. Though the designer had women and girls living in refugee camps during its design, we at innov8tiv saw a further application of its use outside the refugee camps.
While the designers were addressing the severe security challenges, women and girls in refugee camps face during the night, when they are pressed and want to go the urinal. However, they can’t since they would be risking getting raped outside the safety and comfort of their own shelter.
Most refugee camp shelters are not ‘self-contained’ with facilities such as the toilet being a communal facility and located a good distance from the refugee shelters. The problem arises at night when a woman or a girl feels pressed and needs to go to the toilet. The World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledged that sexual violence is a major problem in refugee camps with women and girls being raped, particularly at night when they find themselves isolated from the rest of the group and thus …read more