Taking time to appreciate my toilet is something that I have never done in my life.
I ,and everyone I know, have been lucky enough to know what it’s like to live life with a toilet in our bathroom. It’s a silly thing to think about, but we take it for granted every single day.
Some out there are not that lucky.
In fact, according to UN WATER out of 7 billion people in the world, 2.5 billion people do not have good sanitation.This is what World Toilet Day is about – bringing awareness to those who don’t have this privilege to basic sanitation.
World Toilet Day is every November 19th and this year’s theme is Equality and Dignity.
According to UN WATER, 1 billion people in the world defecate in the open and this year is about giving those people equality and ending open defecation. Open defecation makes it especially dangerous for girls and women who risk rape and abuse by waiting until dark to defecate as they would not have privacy otherwise. This shouldn’t be a risk that women should have to take for a basic right.
Let your voice be heard this year and help bring awareness and dignity back to them.
Get involved by simply visiting the open defecation site and sharing the messages on the website.