World Toilet Day – November 19, 2012

Wow – who know that today is World Toilet Day? This is the first I have heard of this day and want to share as an important issue for people and definitely for the environment.

World Toilet Day is observed annually on 19 November. This international day of action aims to break the taboo around toilets and draw attention to the global sanitation challenge.

Did you know :
2.5 billion people do not have a clean toilet
1.1 billion people defecate in the open
Investing $ 1 in sanitation generates a return of $ 5

 

Can you imagine not having a toilet? Can you imagine not having privacy when you need to relieve yourself? Although unthinkable for those living in wealthy parts of the world, this is a harsh reality for many – in fact, one in three people on this globe, does not have access to a toilet! Have you ever thought about the true meaning of dignity?

World Toilet Day was created to pose exactly these kind of questions and to raise global awareness of the daily struggle for proper sanitation that a staggering 2.5 billion people face. World Toilet Day brings together different groups, such as media, the private sector, development organizations and civil society in a global movement to advocate for safe toilets. Since its inception in 2001, World Toilet Day has become an important platform to demand action from governments and to reach out to wider audiences by showing that toilets can be fun and sexy as well as vital to life.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/19/health/toilet-day-sanitation-crisis/index.html?hpt=hp_bn12

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