The World Walks for Water and Sanitation is a global event demanding action to address the world's largest crisis - water and sanitation.
Millions of people walk great distances each day to collect water. Billions have no safe place to go to the toilet and are forced to walk into fields to defecate, risking assault and compromising their dignity. Unsafe drinking water and poor sanitation means children have to miss school and are dying needlessly from disease caused by contaminated water. Ending the water and sanitation crisis would help break the poverty cycle, would increase school attendance, and save lives.
From 16-24 March 2013, thousands of people across the globe walked together to demand political change. The walks took place around World Water Day, 22nd March, and built on the success of The World's Longest Toilet Queue in 2010, the World Walks for Water campaign in 2011, and of the World Walks for Water and Sanitation in 2012.
Because of these global actions, governments took notice and made promises both nationally and internationally which we now have to make sure they keep. Safe drinking water and sanitation is a human right which must be upheld, and we need you to get involved and make a stand.
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