Women suffer the most from a lack of usable public toilets in Dhaka

Posted on: Saturday, Nov 18, 2017

It costs Tk10 per use with two dedicated cleaners all day. Mithila Aktar Nasima could not believe her eyes when she went to the bathroom to change her baby’s diapers. “I cannot believe how clean this bathroom is. I usually drink as little water as …

About Mithila

Mithila is an ancient cultural region of South Nepal and North India lying between the lower ranges of the Himalayas and the Ganges River. The Nepal border cuts across the top fringe of this region. The Gandak and Kosi Rivers are rough western and eastern boundaries of Mithila. The Ramayana records a dynastic marriage between Prince Rama of Ayodhya and Sita, the daughter of Raja Janak of Mithila. The town of Janakpur, in the northern Nepali section of Mithila, is believed to be Janak's old capital.