Toilet Talks for World Toilet Day

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Toilet Talks for World Toilet Day

Dear colleagues,

I am seeking collaborators for a week-long virtual event to run from November 12th to 19th 2019. The concept is ‘Toilet Talks’ - an online platform where you can listen to short (3-5 minute-long) talks relating to the theme of World Toilet Day 2019 ‘leaving no-one behind’.

The University of Coimbra’s
Centre for Social Studies are supporting this project, which is intended to raise awareness around WTD and provide a platform for different voices to share their takes on what 'leaving no one behind' means and the ‘social, economic and environmental consequences of inaction’.

Toilet Talks will ideally contain contributions from WASH professionals, academics, and students that discuss issues around discrimination, marginalisation, and WASH access related to SDG Target 6.2 . We are also interested in other related topics around gender equality and access, intersectionality, and the human rights to water and sanitation. If you have other ideas - then please get in touch.

Audio files will be uploaded to the Toilet Talks website (currently under development here ), along with short profiles of contributors. Posters advertising the talks and WTD will be circulated in pdf, published online, and are intended to be put up in public bathrooms at workplaces and academic institutions for the week of November 12-19th. Posters will include a smartphone-readable barcode and links to the Toilet Talks website.

The deadline for submitting your Toilet Talk is October 31st. For anyone interested in contributing a talk, it’s designed to be a very easy process. Please see here for instructions and kindly direct any questions by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thanks and best wishes,

Marcus Erridge
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Re: Toilet Talks for World Toilet Day

Hi everyone,

We are seeking more 'Toilet Talk' submissions for this World Toilet Day project. For anyone interested in contributing a talk, it’s designed to be a very easy process. All that's needed is a 3-5 minute mp3 audio file, a bio of 50-60 words, and a head-shot picture.

Further information here: marcuserridge9.wixsite.com/toilettalks/find-out-more

The aim of the talks is to provide different perspectives relating to the theme of WTD 2019 – ‘leaving no-one behind’ and the human right to sanitation.

The talks (audio recordings) will be published on an easily shareable online platform with an accompanying poster for public bathrooms.

Please get in touch via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in taking part.

Thanks and best wishes,

Marcus
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Re: Toilet Talks for World Toilet Day

Dear colleagues,

If you would like to say something about your work - a new innovation, the results of a study, or perhaps the outcome of a project - or have a message relating to the theme of World Toilet Day 2019 you would like to share, then please consider recording a short Toilet Talk.

We are hoping to add a wide range of different voices (in the form of 3-5 minute audio files) to the website, which will be as a week-long virtual event to run from 12-19 November, with posters and a website will be circulated online.

The deadline for submitting a talk is October 31st.

The University of Coimbra's Centre for Social Studies are supporting this project. See this thread for more information, and please contact me with any questions or ideas.

Best wishes,

Marcus
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