Our Campaign Story

ends 20 Nov 2016, 11:59 PM

I love fundraising campaigns which include exercise which helps me keep fit at the same time! I have recently joined the World Toilet Organization (WTO), a global non-profit working towards a world with a clean, safe toilet and sanitation for everyone, everywhere, at all times. The United Nations General Assembly adopted the "Sanitation for All" resolution in 2013 and designated 19 November as UN World Toilet Day. Each year, the WTO commemorates this day with the Global Urgent Run. The Global Urgent Run is a call for urgent action to end the sanitation crisis. It aims to bring communities around the world together, to raise awareness for the global sanitation challenge and engage people with sanitation issues in their local communities. Support the sanitation cause by joining or supporting me in the Singapore 2016 Urgent Run event now!

About The Charity

A registered charity in Singapore, the World Toilet Organization (WTO) is the leading global voice for sanitation, committed to building a world with clean, safe toilets for everyone, everywhere at all times.

WTO is an international non-profit, working actively to break the taboo on toilets and sanitation in South-east Asia, India, China, South Africa, and Australia.

We partnered with the local government to table Singapore's first ever UN resolution which led to the founding of UN World Toilet Day in 2013.

Why Toilets?

We use them every day - at home, school, work, restaurants, shopping malls - yet we seldom talk about them. The silence around the issue of toilets and sanitation has deadly consequences. Diarrhoeal diseases - a direct consequence of poor sanitation - kill more children every year than AIDS, malaria, and measles combined. Nearly 1,400 children died per day in 2015 from diarrhoeal diseases due to poor sanitation.

Who are at risk?

2.3 billion people live without access to proper toilets and sanitation. Almost a billion people are forced to pee or poo in the open, i.e. open defecation with disregard to their personal privacy and dignity. This is especially dangerous for women and young girls who are made more vulnerable as a result.

What is our goal?

To end open defecation worldwide by 2030 in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations. Plenty has been done, but there is still plenty more to do.

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