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Sanitation lighting

Lights in a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh. Photo: Rachel Hastie/Oxfam

At a glance

Research on how lighting of and around sanitation facilities reduces risks of gender-based violence in refugee and IDP camps

Overview

Does sanitation lighting reduce risks of gender-based violence (GBV) in camps? In 2017-18 Oxfam worked with the Water Engineering and Development Centre at the University of Loughborough to carry out research as to whether and how lighting of sanitation facilities reduces risks of GBV. The research included three field studies in camps in Iraq, Nigeria and Uganda as well as eight brief case studies on lighting in camps.