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World Toilet Day

Providing Toilets And Clean Water Access Is All Talk And No Action In Some Poor Areas

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact

There have been significant improvements worldwide in terms of making basic water and sanitation access available, a new report found on World Toilet ...

Photos Of Toilets Around The World Prove That Proper Sanitation Provides Equality, Dignity And Safety

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact

Your toilet probably isn’t the piece of furniture you proudly show off to guests, but it should be. Wednesday marks World Toilet Day, the advocac...

Let's Talk About Poo, Baby

John Sauer | Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact
John Sauer

Imagine for a minute that New York City is Dhaka, Bangladesh, and that in the entire city only 11% of all households are connected to a sewer, and of all that waste only 2% is treated.

India's Sanitation Crisis

Anoop Jain | Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact
Anoop Jain

I struggle with the fact that some of my best friends in the world are forced to defecate outside. They belong to the latest generation of poverty-stricken Indians, enduring the indignity of not having a toilet. My friends represent just a handful of the 650 million Indians living without toilets.

Mobilizing for Toilets

Katherine Marshall | Posted 11.19.2014 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Poor sanitation spreads disease. Women creep out at night out of modesty and risk assault and death. The filth of flying toilets (people deposit waste in plastic bags and let fly) is a reminder of a grim face of poverty.

New Muppet Plunges Into Toilet Facts To Educate People About Sanitation Access

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact

"Sesame Street" has deviated from its squeaky-clean image, but parents probably won’t take issue with it. Wednesday marks World Toilet Day, the ...

The Rich Earn This Much Money While Going Number 2. Here's Why We All Should Give A Crap

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact

Bill Gates makes $249,435 every time he goes No. 2. Well, that's according to the team at Rehab Studio. In order to raise awareness about the impor...

Bathrooms: A Necessity Denied to Too Many

Pierre Ferrari | Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact
Pierre Ferrari

November 19th is World Toilet Day, a day to raise awareness about the 2.5 billion people who do not have access to improved sanitation. Unfortunately it is a bit of a broken record to talk about the 21,000 children that die around the world each day, as shocking as it is.

Caroline Can't Wait

Barry Segal | Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

This is a guest post by David Auerbach, co-founder of Sanergy, based in Nairobi, Kenya. Sanergy is a Segal Family Foundation partner.

7 Everyday Complaints That Are Really Just Reminders To Be Grateful

The Huffington Post | Karin Swanson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

Updated December 2, 2013: 12 p.m. EST. Whether it's lamenting about loans or long lines, some of us love to complain like it's our job. (Especial...

Bill Gates Is Getting The Toilet Wrong

www.nytimes.com | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact

In addition to eradicating polio in India and starting the personal computer revolution, the Seattle Superman of our age has managed to make going to ...

These Ridiculous Toilets Might Actually Be Onto Something

Posted 11.19.2013 | Impact

On the first ever World Toilet Day, we’ve been raising awareness for the 2.5 billion people who lack access to proper sanitation. As we investiga...

Indian Women Have To Risk Their Lives Just To Use A Toilet

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact

Less than one-in-three households in Indian villages have toilets, a dire situation that poses major safety risks for women who are often attacked whi...

On World Toilet Day, World Bank Warns Over 600 Million Indians Defecate In The Open

Posted 11.19.2013 | World

Over 600 million people in India, or more than 53 percent of Indian households, defecate without using a toilet or latrine. A new report by the World ...

World Toilet Day: Governments, Civil Society And Business Must Work Together to Tackle Sanitation For Women's Health

Jean-Laurent Ingles | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Jean-Laurent Ingles

Sanitation and hygiene are motors which drive health, social and economic development around the world. An environment that lacks sanitation and clean water is an environment where achieving other development goals is an impossible dream.

A Simple Toilet Can Put An End To Poverty

Jaehyang So | Posted 11.19.2013 | Impact
Jaehyang So

In any given country, when we talk about securing food, water and health, as a development community we need to look the problem square in the eye and ask ourselves, have we at least covered basic human sanitation and hygiene?

When It Comes to Health and Dignity, There Is Nothing More Powerful Than a Toilet

David Winder | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
David Winder

One in three people globally do not have access to a toilet. The lack of sanitation is an acute public health issue with serious consequences -- and not only when disaster strikes.

Troubled Water in Zimbabwe on World Toilet Day

Human Rights Watch | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Human Rights Watch

The water and sanitation crisis in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, places millions of residents at risk of waterborne disease. Five years after cholera killed over 4,000 people and sickened 100,000 more, the conditions that allowed the epidemic to flourish persist in Harare's high-density suburbs.

Pooping In This Bag Could Save Lives

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.19.2013 | Impact

It didn't take Tuesday's World Toilet Day for a Swedish firm to get to work on the global sanitation crisis. Peepoople has been testing its biodeg...

Take a Plunge and Clean the Sh.t.

Swati Desai, Ph.D., LCSW | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Swati Desai, Ph.D., LCSW

Sitting on a warmed up toilet seat, it is hard to imagine the magnitude and the dire consequences of the open defecation accepted by over 2.5 billion people in the world as their everyday reality.

The Best Investment You Ever Sat On

John Kluge | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
John Kluge

The Water for the World Act currently before Congress puts the power of the U.S. government behind those efforts. It supports effective, localized sanitation improvement programs with transparent monitoring systems, all without adding a dime to the deficit. It deserves your attention, and your support.

UN Declares Official World Toilet Day

AP | Posted 07.24.2013 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. General Assembly has designated November 19 as World Toilet Day to spotlight the plight of 2.5 billion people who don't hav...

Finding Inspiration In Toilets!

Sunnie Groeneveld | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Sunnie Groeneveld

What drives an accomplished businessman to devote his life's work to toilets? And how can you remain inspired and engaged for over a decade when your main concern literally is the matter of shit?

Matt Damon: I'm Not Using A Toilet Until The Water Crisis Is Solved

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.13.2013 | Impact

Matt Damon will not use a bathroom –- at least not until the world water crisis is solved. The Oscar-winning actor and activist has moved beyond ...

Women Step up to Tackle the Sanitation Crisis

David Winder | Posted 01.30.2013 | Impact
David Winder

While women suffer the most from poor sanitation, they are also key to the success of many community and household sanitation solutions.