Addressing the gaps in sanitation – World Toilet Day !

In 2001, November 19th was founded as World Toilet Day. Seen one of the less glamourous days that the UN General Assembly has designated, World Toilet Day is overshadowed by World Water Day, World Children’s’ Day –  the list goes on. The lack of publicity and fanfare for World Toilet Day is representative of the global sanitation crisis – it is unspoken of, unknown, and is even in some areas, a topic of taboo. It has been celebrated under themes ranging from equality and dignity, toilets and nutrition, to the catchier ‘I give a shit, do you?’.

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