World Toilet Day

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World Toilet Day is a day to take action. It is a day to raise awareness about all people who do not have access to a toilet – despite the human right to water and sanitation.

It is a day to do something about it.

Sanitation is a global development priority. This is why the United Nations General Assembly in 2013 designated 19 November as World Toilet Day. This day had previously been marked by international and civil society organizations all over the world but was not formally recognized as an official UN day until 2013. World Toilet Day is coordinated by UN-Water in collaboration with Governments and relevant stakeholders.

For information on upcoming World Toilet Day events, visit the UN website: http://www.unwater.org/worldtoiletday 

 

Past World Toilet Day Events

 

This World Toilet Day sing #ThankYouToilet with WaterAid!

This World Toilet Day sing
#ThankYouToilet with WaterAid!

Louie Loo video promotion

Date: Begins week of November 11th, 2013

Link: http://www.wateraid.org/news/news/say-thank-you-toilet-this-world-toilet-day

Meet Louie the Loo, our unsung hero this World Toilet Day, as he finds his voice and asks people to say “thank you, toilet!”. The short film created by WaterAid sees a seemingly normal toilet come to life in the middle of the night and sing its heart out for some recognition. Use the hashtag #thankyoutoilet

Contact:

Alanna Imbach, WaterAid
aimbach@wateraidamerica.org
212.683.0430

 


Toilets USA: Why we need to speak out

Date: November 11-19, 2013

Link: http://www.phlush.org/toiletsusa-why-we-need-to-speak-out/

Toilet Advocacy Toolkit:  http://www.phlush.org/world-toilet-day-toolkit/

Toilets USA’s social media campaign will share concepts and tools to encourage World Toilet Day celebrations in local communities. In partnership with The POOP Project we’re asking US-based practitioners, researchers, entrepreneurs, and activists to “talk toilets” and tell the world about their work. Our goal is to mobilize a broad advocacy network to champion toilets for all globally, while tackling key sanitation issues that challenge the United States.

Please use these hashtags and handles: #ToiletsUSA #LiftTheLid #CelebrateTheToilet @PortlandPHLUSH @Poop_Project

Contact:

Carol McCreary, Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human (PHLUSH)
carol@hplush.org
(503) 984-4081


Celebrating the Toilet at Be the Change Exposition, 2013

Date: November 12th, 2013

Link: http://sochinaction.com/btc-2013-activity

Be the Change Exposition is an annual children’s event that aims to extend children’s learning & awareness about society and inspire them to make positive changes in the world they live in. The World Toilet Organization will be hosting a unique booth featuring interactive activities, including the Toilet Wall of Love and Instapoo Booth. Children can sit on our exclusively hand-painted portable toilets, have their photos taken and spend their ‘toilet time’ thinking about solutions to the global sanitation crisis. The event will be attended by over 800 children from schools across Singapore. Use the hashtags #celebratethetoilet #toiletthoughts

Contact:

Divya Chandran, Communications Manager, WTO
divya@worldtoilet.org


Meet Shawn Shafner, Founder of The POOP Project

Meet Shawn Shafner, Founder of The POOP Project

Lift The Lid” Video Series

Date: November 15, 2013: Series Premiere

Link: http://www.goflushyourself.com/

Don’t let shame, embarrassment or a prudish grandmother keep you from talking about the most important medical intervention since 1860. This World Toilet Day, #LiftTheLid with The POOP Project and FLUSH: The Documentary. Beginning Nov. 15, check out our short videos to discover just some of the reasons to talk toilets. Then tell us why you think toilets are important! Upload your own video with the hashtag #LiftTheLid, and help us really make a stink this World Toilet Day. Use the hashtags #LiftTheLid #CelebrateTheToilet #ToiletsUSA

Contacts:

Karina Mangu-Ward, Director, FLUSH: The Documentary
karinamw@gmail.com
(617) 308-9523
@karinamw

Shawn Shafner, Creator, The POOP Project
shawn@thePOOPproject.org
(347) 385-5186
@poop_project


“Celebrate the Toilet!” Berlin

Date: November 15, 2013

Congratulate the toilet on the virtual toilet stall wall www.celebratethetoilet.org. Toilet Parties are invite-only; please email contact person for invite request. The humble toilet is one of the greatest inventions in the history of humankind. And yet, globally, 4 out of 10 people still have no access to a safe and hygienic toilet. In July 2013, the United Nations General Assembly designated World Toilet Day – established by the World Toilet Organization (WTO) 12 years ago – as an official United Nations Day, making this November 19th the toilets first official day of honor. Come, drink, dance and mingle, and celebrate the life-saving value of the toilet on its big day!

Post a photo of your toilet celebration with the hashtag #CelebrateTheToilet or Instagram @WASHUnited, Facebook @Celebrate the Toilet or Twitter @WASHUnited. The best picture will be awarded a 1 year’s supply of Looloo Paper, toilet paper that saves lives!

Contact:

Julia LaKaemper
julia.lakaemper@wash-united.org


Unveiling ceremony of World Toilet Day monument (Marina Barrage, Singapore)

Date: November 16th, 2013

The World Toilet Day monument will be unveiled on November 16 at the Marina Barrage to commemorate the Government of Singapore and the World Toilet Organization’s historic milestone in tabling the Sanitation for All resolution at the UN General Assembly and designating November 19 as UN World Toilet Day. Use the hashtags #wtdmonument #toiletdayeveryday

Contact:

Divya Chandran, Communications Manager, WTO
divya@worldtoilet.org


World Pneumonia Day/Toilet Day Game Night  (Washington, DC)

Date: November 18th, 2013

Pneumonia and diarrhea are two of the leading killers of children globally. There are simple solutions to prevent and treat both illnesses, and some of these solutions fight both diseases at the same time. Come see the impact of US investments to end preventable child deaths and to learn about the interventions required to prevent 2 million child deaths by 2015.

Monday, November 18, 2013
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Rayburn Foyer, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC

Contact:

Lizzie Cohen
advocacy@path.org
202.822.0033


Do Epic Shit

Date: November 19th, 2013
Links: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/do-epic-shit
 and 

http://www.crowdrise.com/DoEpicShit

On World Toilet Day, Toilet Hackers and Expedition Everest will launch a joint campaign to inspire the world to “Do Epic Shit.” Led by Steve Obbayi, the first Kenyan climber to attempt the summit of Mount Everest in March 2014, the campaign will not only rally global citizens around sanitation issues but also fuel a hand washing campaign in Kibera, Nairobi’s largest slum.

For every meter that Steve climbs, Toilet Hackers will provide hygiene education and access to sanitary hand washing facilities to two people living in Kibera. With Everest standing at 8,850 meters, that’s nearly 18,000 people living healthier lives in Kenya. Expedition Everest founder and climber Toby Storie-Pugh will kick off the Indiegogo fundraising campaign to support Steve’s Everest climb and the Kibera hand washing project on Nov. 19 by walking the length of Manhattan and then camping each night in the city until the commitment is completed. Anyone who wants to Do Epic Shit with Expedition Everest and Toilet Hackers can join the team on Crowdrise. Use hashtag #DoEpicShit


Cocktails, Dancing & Sh*t Talking: “Celebrate the Toilet!”  (New York City)

Date: November 19th, 2013

Link: http://www.celebratethetoilet.org/ – Congratulate the toilet on the virtual toilet stall wall

Toilet Parties are invite-only; please email contact person for invite request. The humble toilet is one of the greatest inventions in the history of humankind. And yet, globally, 4 out of 10 people still have no access to a safe and hygienic toilet. In July 2013, the United Nations General Assembly designated World Toilet Day – established by the World Toilet Organization (WTO) 12 years ago – as an official United Nations Day, making this November 19th the toilets first official day of honor.

This is why WASH United, the World Toilet Organization and Toilet Hackers are coming together to “Celebrate the Toilet!”

**Featuring MC Casey Spooner, of Fischer Spooner**

Post a photo of your toilet celebration with the hashtag #CelebrateTheToilet or Instagram @WASHUnited, Facebook @Celebrate the Toilet or Twitter @WASHUnited. The best picture will be awarded a 1 year’s supply of Looloo Paper, toilet paper that saves lives!

Contact:

Danielle Keiser
danielle.keiser@wash-united.org


“Celebrate the Toilet!” (Nairobi)

Date: November 19th, 2013

Link: http://www.celebratethetoilet.org/ – Congratulate the toilet on the virtual toilet stall wall

Toilet Parties are invite-only; please email contact person for invite request. The humble toilet is one of the greatest inventions in the history of humankind. And yet, globally, 4 out of 10 people still have no access to a safe and hygienic toilet. In July 2013, the United Nations General Assembly designated World Toilet Day – established by the World Toilet Organization (WTO) 12 years ago – as an official United Nations Day, making this November 19th the toilets first official day of honor. Come together to celebrate the life-saving value of the toilet on its big day!

Post a photo of your toilet celebration with the hashtag #CelebrateTheToilet or Instagram @WASHUnited, Facebook @Celebrate the Toilet or Twitter @WASHUnited. The best picture will be awarded a 1 year’s supply of Looloo Paper, toilet paper that saves lives!

Contact:

Aparna Shrivastava
aparna.shrivastava@wash-united.org


“We can’t wait: A report on sanitation and hygiene for women and girls”

Date: released on November 19th, 2013

Link: will be made available at 12:01am on Nov 19

WaterAid, WSSCC and Unilever will be releasing a new report entitled “We can’t wait” at a UN event in New York to mark the official recognition of Word Toilet Day. The report highlights the start consequences of the lack of access to toilets for women and girls, and the need to act both urgently and decisively. Use the hashtag #wecantwait

Contact:

Alanna Imbach, WaterAid
aimbach@wateraidamerica.org
212.683.0430


World Toilet Day event at the UN HQ, New York (in partnership with Singapore Permanent Mission to the UN) – invitation only

Date: November 19th, 2013

A commemorative event at the UN to celebrate the inaugural UN World Toilet Day. There will be keynote speeches and a panel discussion toilets and sanitation followed by a reception.

Use the hashtags #toiletdayeveryday #toiletsforall #celebratethetoilet

Contact:

Divya Chandran, Communications Manager, WTO
divya@worldtoilet.org


Celebrate the Toilet exhibition (German Centre, Singapore)

Date: November 19 – November 28

A week long exhibition on the evolution of toilets and sanitation technology, in partnership with Duravit, Geberit and the German Centre. Use the hashtags  #celebratethetoilet

Contact:

Divya Chandran, Communications Manager, WTO
divya@worldtoilet.org


Brown Friday Campaign

Date: November 19th, 2013 - January 2nd, 2014

Link: (Available on Nov 19) - www.indiegogo/projects/brown-friday 

Brown Friday is a social media awareness campaign + Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for school sanitation project in South Africa. Brown Friday is the number 2 reason to spend this holiday season. We believe that every school child should have access to clean, safe toilets; because nothing keeps kids away from school like having no place to poop and pee in peace. Our first project for 2014 is to put up one toilet building for a school in KwaMashu, South Africa that desperately needs it. For this, we’re going to need $30,000.To help raise this money, we’re hijacking Black Friday and declaring it Brown Friday. While spending money on yourself, your family, and your friends on this shopping holiday, remember to get online and share some with the kids in KwaMashu. Use the hashtag #brownfriday

Contact:

Divya Chandran, Communications Manager, WTO
divya@worldtoilet.org


Charity Premiere of Film “Everybody’s Business”(Golden Village Cinemas, Vivocity, HarbourFront Singapore)

Date: November 28th, 2013

Link : (Trailer) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drKp4Jm9yV8 

The original concept of the film came from Jack Sim, founder of WTO. The film, executively produced by prominent Singaporean filmmaker Jack Neo (Ah Boys To Men) and directed by Lee Thean-jeen (Homecoming), stars stellar local comedians Gurmit Singh, Mark Lee, Liu Ling Ling, Wang Lei and Kumar. A light-hearted, satirical film revolving around the Ministry of Toilets,Everybody’s Business is about public toilets and hygiene in Singapore, and citizen engagement with the government. Tickets are at $50 each. Use the hashtag #toiletdayeveryday

Contact:

Divya Chandran, Communications Manager, WTO
divya@worldtoilet.org

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