Now is the time to walk! Gearing up for World Walks for Water and Sanitation on 17- 25 March

Date: 6th March 2012

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From 17-25 March 2012, thousands of people across the globe will walk together to demand political change from Bangladesh to Benin, Nigeria to Norway and Mozambique and Malaysia. Through collective action, people will call upon their governments to take notice and act to accelerate progress on water, sanitation and hygiene issues. This year, the campaign is particularly focused on the 2nd High-level meeting on Water and Sanitation (Washington D.C, USA, April, 2012) by encouraging civil society to influence the national processes in the lead up to this important event. Over 220,000 walkers have registered so far to participate in the Walks and protect the basic human right for safe drinking water and sanitation.

To keep up the momentum and build political pressure for senior decision makers to invest in sanitation and water, World Walks for Water and Sanitation has organized an Online walk, which also acts as a petition for those wanting to take immediate action.

The World Walks for Water and Sanitation culminating on the internationally recognized World Water Day on 22 March – is a massive global event demanding action to address the world’s largest crisis – sanitation and water. As part of a consortium, WSSCC supports this initiative, together with its partners, End Water Poverty (EWP), Freshwater Action Network (FAN), WASH Advocacy Initiative, WASH United and the Worldtoilet organisation.

This has also encouraged influential celebrities to come out and support this initiative, including Ghanian football player Asamoah Gyan.

To find out how you can be a part of this global movement click here. Now is the time to join the World Walks for Water and Sanitation!

Watch the World Walks for Water and Sanitation official campaign video.




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