Monday, November 19, 2012

I Give a Shit Do you? World Toilet Day Raise Awareness of The Huge Need For Proper Sanitation




Today is World Toilet Day. Help us raise awareness of the huge need for proper sanitation and advocate for safe toilets by sharing this post or reposting this infographic. 

Access to sanitation currently ranks as the most-off track of the Millennium Goals, and one that will obviously not be met by 2015,” the UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, said according to a press release from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

Access to sanitation facilities around the world, more than any other service, provides a window into the vast difference between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots.
Those who do not have access to adequate sanitation are overwhelmingly people living in poverty, and marginalised and excluded individuals and groups,” she added.


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




How can I participate in the virtual World Toilet Day campaign?


The World Toilet Day campaign has been designed so that you can contribute and take action to advocate - no matter how much or little time you can dedicate. 

You can become part of a wider community of people who support this initiative through social media. We have provided a few examples of what you can do to create a buzz. Go on, it's free!

  • Follow WTD on twitter @worldtoiletday and tell the world why you 'give a shit' using #IGiveAShit
  • Support the WTD facebook page: Like us, write on the wall, post photos, share links and events you are planning
  • Check out what WTD activities are going on in your area via our world map and join an event
  • Use the WTD logo as your profile picture
  • Update your status with a sanitation dedicated message. For inspiration, go to the learn section of this website
What other World Toilet Day activities can I do?

There are no limits to what you can do to raise awareness for sanitation and participate in the WTD campaign. Depending on your imagination and time, as well as your local cultural and political environment - a wide range of fun, exciting, engaging and solution-oriented events can be organized. We are providing you with some ideas that might trigger your imagination. Don't forget to share your plans on our interactive map!

To help you with your campaign, check out and use our creative resources such as the poster, banner, sticker and new WTD logo! 

SHARE YOUR EVENT on our world map to show the world what you are planning. This will also make it easier for interested fellow campaigners to contact you and join your event.



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