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Topics in Category: World Toilet Day, World Water Day and other special days - SuSanA Forum http://forum.susana.org Fri, 26 May 2017 18:48:29 +0200 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management /media/kunena/images/icons/rss.png Topics in Category: World Toilet Day, World Water Day and other special days - SuSanA Forum en-gb World Water Day 2017 publications by USAID, UN Water, WaterAid and others - by: campbelldb http://forum.susana.org/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/20987-world-water-day-2017-publications-by-usaid-un-water-wateraid-and-others#20989 http://forum.susana.org/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/20987-world-water-day-2017-publications-by-usaid-un-water-wateraid-and-others#20989
Congrats to you and your colleagues on compiling such a useful World Water Day resource.
I included a separate post on Sanitation Updates with a link to the Wikipedia article.

Dan]]>
World Toilet Day, World Water Day and other special days Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:36:44 +0100
World Water Day is today, 22 March 2017: Tell us about your events for this day? - by: nuribepando http://forum.susana.org/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/20768-world-water-day-is-today-22-march-2017-tell-us-about-your-events-for-this-day#20969 http://forum.susana.org/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/20768-world-water-day-is-today-22-march-2017-tell-us-about-your-events-for-this-day#20969
Please find below and attached Action Against Hunger’s World Water Day “kit for missions”, with the purpose of raising awareness and mobilizing on water and this year’s theme, wastewater, as well as the links with health and nutrition. We think it can be interesting to share through the SUSANA forum !

What is ACF doing?

•For ACF the objectives of WWD are:
-To raise awareness and mobilise the general public on water, wastewater, as well as its impact on health and nutrition.
-Mobilise the media and the public opinion on the various key messages.

•This year we have prepared a “Game of the goose”, a life-sized game of questions/answers based on access to water and sanitation and the annual theme, to invite passers-by to test their knowledge on water! At the end of the game participants are invited to take a picture with their key messages.
•ACF will organize like every year an annual event in Paris and in the regional delegations of the association.

Do not hesitate to use our material and to share it within your networks!

Best,

Natalia Uribe Pando
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Advocacy Advisor
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World Toilet Day, World Water Day and other special days Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:11:19 +0100
Speakers wanted for international event on World Water Day - 22 March 2017 - by: Sasisoy http://forum.susana.org/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/20508-speakers-wanted-for-international-event-on-world-water-day-22-march-2017#20508 http://forum.susana.org/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/20508-speakers-wanted-for-international-event-on-world-water-day-22-march-2017#20508 sanctioned by UN.

Ripples Make Waves is a LIVE, 24-hour, interactive video event bringing students of the world together to share water stories, discuss change and advocate FOR EACH OTHER, the need and the right for every child to have safe water. The event will start begin at 15.00 GMT on 22 March, 2017 with a representative from United Nations Water in Geneva, Switzerland. The official languages are Spanish and English. ​

We have few free positions for speakers. Presentations are 30 minutes duration + 10-15 min for possible questions. Only needed internet access and a computer with microphone and camera. If interested, write an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a summary explaining the topic you would like to treat during your presentation and your professional experience.

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World Toilet Day, World Water Day and other special days Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:53:26 +0100
World Toilet Day - visit Oxfam's updated ‘Water’ website - by: jonpar http://forum.susana.org/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/19584-world-toilet-day-visit-oxfam-s-updated-water-website#19605 http://forum.susana.org/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/19584-world-toilet-day-visit-oxfam-s-updated-water-website#19605 World Toilet Day, World Water Day and other special days Sun, 20 Nov 2016 05:20:24 +0100 Empowering Families on World Toilet Day to Improve Sanitation in Bihar, India (announcement by PSI) - by: jsauer http://forum.susana.org/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/19597-empowering-families-on-world-toilet-day-to-improve-sanitation-in-bihar-india-announcement-by-psi#19597 http://forum.susana.org/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/19597-empowering-families-on-world-toilet-day-to-improve-sanitation-in-bihar-india-announcement-by-psi#19597
#WorldToiletDay - Empowering Families to Improve Sanitation in Bihar, India ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

In the state of Bihar, more that 80% of the population practices open defecation. Improving access to and sustained use of improved sanitation at such a large scale, requires facilitating systemic changes and improvements to the sanitation market. As part of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-funded Supporting Sustainable Sanitation Improvements (3SI) project, PSI has partnered with Unilever's Domestos Toilet Academy to increase access to toilets by developing the sanitation market in Bihar.

Through the partnership, Sunila Devi and her family, featured in the video below, have been able to purchase an affordable, desirable toilet for their home.
For families like Sunila Devi's, getting a toilet meant improved health and safety for her children; the creation of new and stronger sanitation businesses in the her community; and the assurance of privacy and dignity.

This #WorldToiletDay, we celebrate this partnership that has worked to empower people like Sunila to improve sanitation in their own communities. Watch the video below to learn more about how the project has been able to achieve this and
to show your support for clean, safe sanitation for all!




See also:
psiimpact.com/2016/11/worldtoiletday-emp...sanitation-in-india/ ]]>
World Toilet Day, World Water Day and other special days Fri, 18 Nov 2016 14:57:10 +0100
World Toilet Day 2016 - 19 November 2016, let's get ready for it (theme is toilets and jobs) - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/19362-world-toilet-day-2016-19-november-2016-let-s-get-ready-for-it-theme-is-toilets-and-jobs#19535 http://forum.susana.org/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/19362-world-toilet-day-2016-19-november-2016-let-s-get-ready-for-it-theme-is-toilets-and-jobs#19535
Thanks for your post.
I am curious how you determined that

Last year our social media voice reached nearly 700 million people.

?
Must we pretty hard to estimate this, how did you do it?

Also, every year around this time I invite people to help improve the Wikipedia article on World Toilet Day:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Toilet_Day

Every year, the page views show a spike of viewers of this page on 19 November. I think the page can still be expanded and improved a lot! Would you like to help?

If anyone has questions on how to edit Wikipedia pages, I can help. Or you can also use the article's talk page to discuss improvements, see here:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:World_Toilet_Day

See discussion we had about this last year here:
forum.susana.org/component/kunena/213-wo...un-day-qworkq-for-us

Regards,
Elisabeth]]>
World Toilet Day, World Water Day and other special days Tue, 08 Nov 2016 12:50:15 +0100
Water Action Month: March 2016! - And World Water Day on 22 March 2016 - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/16860-water-action-month-march-2016-and-world-water-day-on-22-march-2016#17791 http://forum.susana.org/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/16860-water-action-month-march-2016-and-world-water-day-on-22-march-2016#17791
As expected, the click rates soared on World Water Day (22 March) itself, peaking at 14,000 page views. On a normal day it is around 400 page views.

See this graph (source: tools.wmflabs.org/pageviews/#project=en....ages=World_Water_Day ):



This proves once again that people (the general public, but probably also politicians and journalists) do turn to Wikipedia to find out more when the mainstream media tells them it is World Water Day...

Just a pity that what they find on that page ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Water_Day ) is still not that great... The article could and should be improved in my opinion.]]>
World Toilet Day, World Water Day and other special days Sat, 23 Apr 2016 08:34:13 +0200
Sanitation’s Impact on Human and Environmental Health (UN Secretary-General's message on World Toilet Day (19 November 2015))) - by: F H Mughal http://forum.susana.org/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/16205-sanitation-s-impact-on-human-and-environmental-health-un-secretary-general-s-message-on-world-toilet-day-19-november-2015#16205 http://forum.susana.org/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/16205-sanitation-s-impact-on-human-and-environmental-health-un-secretary-general-s-message-on-world-toilet-day-19-november-2015#16205 Sanitation’s Impact on Human and Environmental Health
The UN Secretary-General's message on World Toilet Day (19 November 2015) gives significant importance to sanitation. The message says: “Sanitation is central to human and environmental health as well as to individual opportunity, development and dignity. Yet today, worldwide, one in every three people lacks improved sanitation, and one in every eight practices open defecation.”

Giving a bit of background on how poor sanitation impacts community, the message says: “Poor sanitation and hygiene are at the heart of disease and malnutrition. Each year, too many children under the age of five have their lives cut short or altered forever as a result of poor sanitation: more than 800,000 children worldwide -- or one every two minutes-- die from diarrhea, and almost half of all deaths of children under five are due to under-nutrition. A quarter of all children under five are stunted, and countless other children, as well as adults, are falling seriously ill, often suffering long-term, even lifelong, health and developmental consequences. Parents and guardians carry the cost of these consequences. Women in particular women bear the direct brunt.”

An important point in the message is the comment on importance of sanitation in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The message says: “The recently adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognizes the central role sanitation plays in sustainable development. The integrated nature of the new agenda means that we need to better understand the connections between the building blocks of development.”

While the UN Secretary-General’s message acknowledges the importance of sanitation at global level, it is not known how these important messages would be converted into practical and concrete actions in poor developing countries. Having said that, it is acknowledged that there exist the UN Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation. The UNSG's Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB) is an independent body established in March 2004 by the then United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Kofi Annan, to give him advice as well as to galvanize action on water and sanitation issues.

According to the website ( www.unsgab.org ), the mission of UNSGAB is to: give advice to UN Secretary General; give input in global dialogue process; raise global awareness through mass-media, etc.; influence and work on global, regional, national institutions at highest level; and take its own actions towards MDGs.

And, the objectives are to work on: help to mobilize resources for water and sanitation towards achievement of MDGs and JPOI; publicly mobilize support and advocate for actions and ensure political visibility; assess progress made towards the water and sanitation goals; and advocate for improving the capacity of Governments and the international system.

(JPOI stands for Johannesburg Plan of Implementation)

With the institutional set-up in place, it is time that the UNSGAB should translate objectives into actions.
Sanitation in most poor developing countries is poor, and there is almost no political-will at the governments’ level. UNSGAB needs to work on poor developing countries, so that there is visible improvement in sanitation, in the short run.

F H Mughal]]>
World Toilet Day, World Water Day and other special days Wed, 09 Dec 2015 06:52:38 +0100
Media attention for World Toilet Day 2015 and effect on Wikipedia click rates - and how well does such a UN Day "work" for us? - by: DianeKellogg http://forum.susana.org/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/15761-media-attention-for-world-toilet-day-2015-and-effect-on-wikipedia-click-rates-and-how-well-does-such-a-un-day-work-for-us#16202 http://forum.susana.org/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/15761-media-attention-for-world-toilet-day-2015-and-effect-on-wikipedia-click-rates-and-how-well-does-such-a-un-day-work-for-us#16202 World Toilet Day, World Water Day and other special days Tue, 08 Dec 2015 18:04:09 +0100 Invitation to host an Urgent Run for UN World Toilet Day 2015 - by: mwaniki http://forum.susana.org/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/15132-invitation-to-host-an-urgent-run-for-un-world-toilet-day-2015#15140 http://forum.susana.org/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/15132-invitation-to-host-an-urgent-run-for-un-world-toilet-day-2015#15140
It’s a good idea to conduct the Urgent Run to bring awareness about sanitation.

But I personally would do that run in order to benefit somebody else directly. Imagine during the occasion if every member in the community donated only US$100 or more.That would fetch approx. US $ 50,000. Then the community could vote for the project to support. “Nobody should do something for nothing”.

I think that’s the best way to end sanitation crisis.

Kind regards / Mwaniki]]>
World Toilet Day, World Water Day and other special days Fri, 25 Sep 2015 13:22:04 +0200
Sanitation awareness raising and World Toilet Day 2014 - by: shobana http://forum.susana.org/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/11044-sanitation-awareness-raising-and-world-toilet-day-2014#11127 http://forum.susana.org/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/11044-sanitation-awareness-raising-and-world-toilet-day-2014#11127
www.ndtv.com/article/offbeat/world-toile...-style-toilet-624078

I came across this news today. This is certainly a step towards 'breaking the taboo'around toilets.]]>
World Toilet Day, World Water Day and other special days Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:42:29 +0100
Cartoon Competition for World Water Day in India: Help Break the Taboo around Sanitation! And the winners are... - by: Florian http://forum.susana.org/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/7469-cartoon-competition-for-world-water-day-in-india-help-break-the-taboo-around-sanitation-and-the-winners-are#8398 http://forum.susana.org/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/7469-cartoon-competition-for-world-water-day-in-india-help-break-the-taboo-around-sanitation-and-the-winners-are#8398
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World Toilet Day, World Water Day and other special days Wed, 30 Apr 2014 15:59:05 +0200
The power of Cartoons on International Women's Day - by: secretariat http://forum.susana.org/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/7688-the-power-of-cartoons-on-international-women-s-day#7887 http://forum.susana.org/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/7688-the-power-of-cartoons-on-international-women-s-day#7887 'Why women’s involvement in water and sanitation development is important' focuses on the themes of women's involvement in WASH leadership, and highlights four women who have been postive role models in the WASH sector: Water For People’s Kate Fogelberg; IRC’s Vida Duti and Jane Nabunnya Mulumba; and Alice Bouman, President of the Women for Water Partnership.

The full article and youtube interviews with 3 of the women can be found here: ( sanitationupdates.wordpress.com/2014/03/...anitation+Updates%29 )

(Posted by Roslyn)]]>
World Toilet Day, World Water Day and other special days Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:11:29 +0100
How did you celebrate UN World Toilet Day 19 Nov. 2013 (and media report for 2012) - by: jacksim http://forum.susana.org/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/5130-how-did-you-celebrate-un-world-toilet-day-19-nov-2013-and-media-report-for-2012?start=12#7544 http://forum.susana.org/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/5130-how-did-you-celebrate-un-world-toilet-day-19-nov-2013-and-media-report-for-2012?start=12#7544 target audience of 50 Millions but we reached so much more. The money from the BMGF was purely for advocacy.



In case you are interested in how the impact of such media and advocacy work can be measured, I attach the media report that we compiled at the end of 2012.

I imagine 2013 will be more since we've now got the UN WTD (World Toilet Day) adopted by UNGA (United Nations General Assembly).

Regards,

Jack

Jack Sim
Founder of World Toilet Organization
Singapore]]>
World Toilet Day, World Water Day and other special days Fri, 28 Feb 2014 02:41:35 +0100
SuSanA gives a shit ! Time for the New Global World Toilet Day !!!! - by: secretariat http://forum.susana.org/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/2554-susana-gives-a-shit-time-for-the-new-global-world-toilet-day#2572 http://forum.susana.org/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/2554-susana-gives-a-shit-time-for-the-new-global-world-toilet-day#2572
Thank you for your post! The WTD is a day to raise awareness of how much there still is to do to ensure that billions of people around the globe have access to good sanitation. But also a day to celebrate the good work that is being done and what has been achieved already. For that, the CLTS team at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is inviting you all to contribute with the World Toilet Day by sharing your experiences and achievements from the last year.

So the question is: Since the last World Toilet Day in 2011, what experience, activity or event that you were part of, etc that signals that progress is happening stands out for you?

If you have something to share, please send up to 250 words to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and, if possible, a photo (separately in a jpg file) to go along with what you have written about.

The responses will be compiled and posted them on the CLTS website on World Toilet Day.

Deadline: Tuesday, 13th November



World Toilet Day Website

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Kind regards,
Cecília.]]>
World Toilet Day, World Water Day and other special days Fri, 02 Nov 2012 09:20:48 +0100