World Toilet Day

Making Potties Pretty - World Toilet Day

Miriam Brown | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK
Miriam Brown

I wrote the article below two years ago, when 'World Toilet Day' was in its infancy. Now, two years on, it is still as relevant as ever... 'How many ...

This Is Why You Should Give A Crap About World Toilet Day

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK

More than 2.3 billion people in the world do not have access to a safe, private toilet. The unsanitary abodes that replace them are often outdoors...

It's No Joke: The State of the World's Toilets

Barbara Frost | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK
Barbara Frost

On this World Toilet Day, it's time for the world to make good on our promises - and while we all love a bit of toilet humour, the state of the world's sanitation really is no joke.

World Toilet Day - More Important Than It Sounds

Cohan Chew | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK
Cohan Chew

At first glance, World Toilet Day sounds like something pushed out by a group of silly children. However, World Toilet Day's significance is det...

How A Global Toilet Shortage Is Causing A Gender Inequality Crisis

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK

It's World Toilet Day - and that's no laughing matter. According to the United Nations, 2.5 billion people - that's one in three - don't have acce...

World Toilet Day: EU Should Make Sanitation a Development Priority

Catherine Bearder | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Politics
Catherine Bearder

Today marks UN World Toilet Day. In Europe we might question the need for a special commemorative day for something that for us is so trivial and commonplace. But for many people around the world, this is no joke.

WaterAid Needs Your Help To Find Britain's Best Toilet Joke

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Comedy

Around 1,400 children die every day from diseases caused by dirty water and poor sanitation. Roughly one in ten of the world's population lives withou...

A Community Approach to Sanitation: World Toilet Day

Marie Staunton | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Marie Staunton

Now people are using indoor lavatories, teachers at the local school report no cases of diarrhoea among their pupils and on November 19th, World Toilet Day, Endashangwet will receive an award for being the first village in the area to be free from open defecation.

1 in 3 Women Living With Discomfort, Indignity and Fear for Want of a Toilet

Baroness Jenkin | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Baroness Jenkin

Across the world, 1 in 3 women risk shame, disease, harassment and even attack because they have nowhere safe to go to the toilet. That's 1.25 billion women - daughters, sisters, mothers, grandmothers. Facing each day without access to this basic necessity is not just an inconvenience; it impacts on all aspects of life, and it is women and girls who suffer the most. Having nowhere safe to go to the toilet also means an increased risk of shame, harassment and even violence for women and girls when they are forced to go out in search of a private place to go to the toilet.

World Toilet Day: Getting the World Back on Track

Barbara Frost | Posted 18.01.2012 | UK Politics
Barbara Frost

But this World Toilet Day (19 November), there are 2.6 billion people across the world who have nowhere safe to go to the toilet. That's two out of five people for whom a toilet is an unimaginable luxury. Meanwhile, almost 900 million people are forced to risk their lives on a daily basis by drinking dirty water because they have no other option.

On World Toilet Day, Businesses Need to Urgently Invest in Sanitation

John Nuttall | Posted 17.01.2012 | UK
John Nuttall

Proper sanitation and hand washing is the answer to child mortality in Togo, it is the starting point for the success of every other development programme that UNICEF work on. But before that we need to modernise the thinking of an entire nation. There's no point building toilets if they are not then used.