BBC 100 Women 2015: India’s Mumtaz Shaikh
Former Quest Fellow and leader of the Mumbai Right to Pee campaign Mumtaz Shaikh has been honoured as one of the BBC’s 100 women of 2015.
For decades women are charged to use public urinals in India, despite the fact they are free for men. RTP campaign advocates for providing free urinal facilities for women. The campaign made the government set aside INR 5.25 Crores to build female-only urinals around the city. Mumtaz was1 of 7 Indianson the list receiving a well-deserved recognition.
She is 1 of just 7 Indians on the list and it is a huge well-deserved recognition for one of the most inspiring leaders we know.
Here is a link to the video posted by BBC to highlight the work of the Right to Pee (RTP) campaign.