We are really excited that 45,000 people have already signed up to Walk for Water and Sanitation around World Water Day next year.
The walks will take place around World Water Day, 22 March, and so far 40 organisations across the globe have started planning their walks! Walks for Water and Sanitation will be taking place in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Togo, Kenya, Nigeria, Australia, Norway, Moldova, the USA, the UK, and many more locations!
Liberia CSO WASH Working Group walking for water and sanitation in Liberia, 2011
Organisations such as A Better Community for All, Waterwheel, Khairpur Rural Development Organization, ONG Jeunes Volontaires pour l'Environnement, Udgam Charitable Trust, Knowledge Discovery, Aid Organization, SEDS, Sustainable Sanitation Design and Better Education for All Foundation are all planning Walks for Water and Sanitation in March 2012. They have many motivations for walking including:
· Ensuring clean water and adequate sanitation for all throughout the world
· Promoting and delivering hygiene education nationally
· Wanting water for to become a basic right in national constitutions
· Encouraging ministers to establish a policy on safe drinking water
Most importantly they are all walking to demand more than promises – they want to see real, tangible action being taken by governments to end the water and sanitation crisis.
A key moment in achieving this is the second Sanitation and Water for All High Level Meeting taking place in April 2012. This is where the Finance ministers from the Global North and South will meet to act upon the water and sanitation crisis. By acting together, in our thousands, all over the world, we can make governments take the actions needed to ensure clean water and sanitation for all.
We need you to get involved and make a stand! Visit: http://www.worldwalksforwater.org/eng to find out more and to sign up to take part.