This year’s World Toilet Day will take place on 19 November. The theme, “When Nature Calls”, focuses on the importance of building toilets and sanitation systems that work in harmony with our environment and nature.
According to WHO/UNICEF, 4.5 billion people live without a safe toilet and 892 million people still practise open defecation – this means human faeces, on a massive scale, is not being captured or treated. Globally, over 80% of the wastewater generated by society flows back into the environment without being treated or reused.
The world is still not on track to achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6. On this very important day, do your part and take action to ensure that everyone has a safe toilet by 2030.
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What WSSCC is doing and how you can join us
“Leave No One Behind” workshop addresses inequality on poor access to toilets and menstrual facilities By Prince Mukherjee RISHIKESH, India, – A growing sense of exclusion from the rest of the community is palpable as hundreds of marginalized people in India speak openly about the availability of toilets and menstrual facilities and matters of water […]
‘Clean Nigeria: Use the toilet’ campaign scores an achievement in Gwer East By Machrine Birungi and United Purpose GENEVA, Benue State – On 19 December, 2019, the people of Gwer East Local Government Area (LGA) in Benue state of Nigeria celebrated a spectacular achievement. The area was declared open defecation free (ODF), implying that the […]
Improvement at a rural school empowers menstruating girls to stay in school By Renu Kshetry NUWAKOT, Nepal – A 15-year-old schoolgirl in a Nepali village recalls how her parents asked her to stay in isolation for five days when she had her first period three years ago. “I was made to stay in the darkroom […]
Practitioners reaffirm their commitment to leaving no one behind in Tanzania By Machrine Birungi and Sheba Odondi GENEVA/DAR ES SALAAM – In a recent interview with WSSCC, an independent UN human rights expert called for heightened action to reduce inequalities and discrimination in the sector of water, sanitation and hygiene. Mr Leo Heller, Special Rapporteur […]