Wednesday, 18 July 2012

New website launched!

After months of designing, uploading, writing, and formatting, our new website is launched today! The new site,, is packed with colourful photos in our fantastic new design.

The new website is very easy to use, with a handy menu which helps you to navigate around the site, whether you want to find out more about the sanitation and water crisis or to look through our photo galleries. The front page also shows the most recent news stories, so keeping up with the latest EWP news is just a click away!

The website contains a wealth of information on the sanitation and water crisis, including facts and figures on the scale of the crisis. The site gives a clear introduction to who we are and what we do, including photos of the friendly faces of our secretariat and steering committee.

Finding out about our campaigns is easy, with all the information on our latest and previous campaigns in one place. This section introduces each of our campaigns, including links to downloadable toolkits and resources and information on how you can get involved.

You can see all of our members plotted onto a world map, and a search function allows you to find a particular organisation or to browse according to continent. All member organisations will be given a username and password to log-in to the site, edit their profile and post. If you are part of a member organisation, check your email in the next couple of days for your log-in!

Don't delay, head over to our new website at straight away! Tell us what you think in the comments below. Which section is your favourite? Have you learnt a new fact? Can you spot yourself in any of our photos of the World's Longest Toilet Queue and the World Walks for Water and Sanitation?

Our new website comes at a time when the power of digital campaigning is becoming more and more apparent. The global nature of EWP also means that the internet is a crucial tool for ensuring effective communication and for sharing ideas across continents. As we move further into the twenty-first century, online tools such as websites, Twitter accounts and Facebook profiles are becoming increasingly important for organising and publicising campaigns, especially when engaging with young people, who are more likely to use social media.

What do you think about the shift towards online campaigning? How does your organisation use digital media? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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