Thursday, 2 June 2011

New Publication printed celebrating the World Walks for Water

Following on from the huge success of the World Walks for Water campaign on World Water Day back in March we have been busy at End Water Poverty HQ ensuring that everyone hears that 350,000 people took action and walked in solidarity with those who do not have access to safe water and sanitation!

We produced an amazing film showing what happened and why, and now we have printed a World Walks for Water brochure including an A2 fold out map showing all the 75 countries where walks took place! The other pages detail why we walked for water featuring powerful case studies and imagery alongside details of steps that governments should take to put an end to the crisis and pointers for those wanting to get more involved in the campaign.

From the brochure you can learn about the amazing 50,000 person strong walk in Uganda, how politicians in the Netherlands, the UK, the Philippines, Belgium, Ghana and more took part and made strong promises to act and how 26,000 school children from 165 schools walked the equivalent of four times around the world because their peers in other countries have to miss school when they walk for water. Amazing!

This brochure has been printed in both English and French and has already been used to lobby world leaders at the LDC conference last month. All coalition members will be receiving copies in the post soon and in the meantime you can view PDFs online in English here and French here. If you are not part of a member organization but would like to receive a copy please get in touch; the fold out map makes a lovely poster to display in your office or home!

1 comment:

clare said...

what an amazing effort :-) Amazing what can be done when the world works together!