When it comes to public spaces, it is crucial to ensure that EVERYONE feels welcome and comfortable, even in the bathroom!
Okay, but why is it important to have gender-inclusive bathrooms? Let’s talk about it!
Safety and Privacy
All menstruators deserve safe access to period products when using them, and we’ve learned that privacy and concealment help to create safety. We recommend that all-gender, single-stall restrooms are stocked with products like thin, concealable pads to establish a safe space for people with periods.
Creating a Welcoming Environment
Gender-inclusive bathrooms send a powerful message of acceptance and support. By visibly demonstrating that a space values diversity and inclusion, it helps to create a sense of belonging for all individuals.
Inclusive bathroom policies also show that an organization or establishment is committed to upholding the rights and dignity of all employees and visitors. This inclusive environment can lead to increased customer satisfaction, improved employee morale and a positive reputation for the organization.
Want to promote equity with gender-inclusive bathrooms at your school or workplace but don’t know where to start? Here are a few ways: