Access to Bathing Facilities
English: number or % of persons with adequate and safe access to bathing facilities
French: nombre ou % de personnes ayant un accès adéquat et sûr aux installations de bain
Portuguese: número ou % de pessoas com acesso adequado e seguro a balneários
Czech: počet nebo % lidí s adekvátním a bezpečným přístupem k umývacím zařízením
What is its purpose?
The indicator measures the number or proportion of persons with an adequate and safe access to bathing facilities. This indicator is mostly used in the context of camps/ collective settlement.
How to Collect and Analyse the Required Data
Assess two types of accessibility:
1) PHYSICAL ACCESSIBILITY
Divide the total beneficiary population by the total number of functioning bathing facilities (disaggregate the data by gender). According to the SPHERE standards, there should be a maximum of 100 people per 1 communal bathing facility.
2) SECURITY ACCESSIBILITY
Accessing and using bathing facilities can expose people, especially women, to increased security risks. Therefore, include in your quantitative survey also questions asking the facilities' female and male users:
Q1: Do you feel safe when accessing or using the [specify the bathing facility]? If not, why?
A1: yes / no - specify why: .........................................
People have “adequate and safe” access only if both types of accessibility are met.
1) Wherever possible, "physical access" should also include access for people with disability, such as: access ramp, handle rail in the facility, and seat.