Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Update: 125,954 people are walking – will you join them?

Alexandra Chitty is an intern at End Water Poverty. Here, she updates about the campaign activities that End Water Poverty's partners and members will be undertaking around World Water Day 2012.

From Benin to Brunei, Nepal to the Netherlands, 125,954 people have already signed up to walk for water and sanitation around World Water Day 2012.

WaterAid Burkina Faso walking for water in Ouagadougou in 2011

Walks for Water and Sanitation are already planned in 28 countries and are being organised by organisations such as Interpal, the Hassan Foundation, AOSED, Global Water International, and Water Wheel. Walkers are hoping to encourage governments take action to end the water and sanitation crisis whereby an eighth of the world’s population lives without access to safe water and two fifths of the world’s population lacks access to adequate sanitation.

This is a great opportunity for you to make your voices heard on an incredibly important issue, so if you haven’t already signed up visit http://www.worldwalksforwater.org/eng to find out more.

We have created some fantastic tools for you to use when planning your walks. Click on our ‘Resources’ tab to find a toolkit and poster, as well as an exciting new widget which you can place on your own website to tell your supporters and partners about the campaign event and encourage them to organise their own walks.

We are also updating our ‘Country Snapshot’ factsheets and will soon be uploading a promotional video for you to use. Watch this space...!

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