Toiletseat Posted November 19, 2015 Share Posted November 19, 2015 Volunteer sanitation workers inform refugees on use of pit latrines, South Sudanese Refugee Camp Gambella, Ethiopia. ©UNICEF Ethiopia/2014/Ayene 2.4 billion People do not have adequate sanitation. 1 billion people still defecate in the open. Poor sanitation increases the risk of disease and malnutrition, especially for women and children. Women and girls risk rape and abuse, because they have no toilet that offers privacy.” This year, World Toilet Day is focusing on the link between sanitation and nutrition, drawing the world’s attention to the importance of toilets in supporting better nutrition and improved health. Lack of access to clean drinking water and sanitation, along with the absence of good hygiene practices, are among the underlying causes of poor nutrition. The aim of World Toilet Day is to raise awareness about the people in the world who don’t have access to a toilet, despite the fact that it is a human right to have clean water and sanitation.“ On this day people are encouraged to take action and help promote the idea that more needs to be done. You can host an exhibition, write a toilet song, host a dinner or draw a cartoon – anything that shows #wecantwaitany longer and that everyone worldwide must have access to a toilet. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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