By Rotary Service and Engagement Having access to a toilet is a basic human need and right, yet 4.5 billion people worldwide live without a safe toilet and 892 million people still practice open defecation.* The United Nations shared the world is not on track to reach Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6): to ensure availability and … More 5 ways to take action on World Toilet Day
By the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (Wasrag) Sanitation has been a focus for Rotary since it’s early years. In fact, the very first Rotary service project, implemented in 1907 in Chicago, was the construction of public toilets (often referred to as comfort stations during that time)! In the early years of the Water … More Promote the importance of global sanitation and hygiene on World Toilet Day
By Erica Gwynn, Water and Sanitation Area of Focus Manager On 19 November, Mali celebrates the anniversary of their liberation from President Modibo Keita’s power. In Puerto Rico, 19 November marks the day Columbus discovered the island nation. There is only one holiday, however, that is recognized and celebrated globally on 19 November: World Toilet Day. Why do … More It’s World Toilet Day!