November 19 is World Toilet Day, a day to raise awareness for the 2.5 billion people who lack access to a toilet (in fact, there are more people in the world who have cell phones!). Here’s two things you can do to let your followers know you care about this important issue:
1. Share this cartoon
Water.org created this catchy poem and Dr.Seuss-inspired cartoon to help make the message stick. Do ‘em a favor and share it out on social media and spread the message (just click on the share buttons at the top).
2. Donate your voice
Beginning at signup and through Toilet Day, November 19th, water.org’s application will AUTOMATICALLY post content about the toilet crisis to your Facebook and/or Twitter timeline. It’s a really easy way to give your followers some interesting facts. Sign in here or click below to get started.
Bottom line: without access to toilets, many women and girls are too embarrassed to go in the open during daylight hours so they deny themselves relief until darkness. Night-time trips to fields or roadsides, however, can put them at risk of physical attack and sexual violence.
Having a toilet in or near the home means women and girls are at lower risk of rape and violence. Toilets mean safety.
Learn more about World Toilet Day at Water.org.