Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A late World Toilet Day post

Yes, I know World Toilet Day was on Monday. I've been poorly and preoccupied by Lib Dem Voice this week so far so I figured better late than never.

I did do a bit of Facebook and Twitter sharing on the right day.

Anyway, if you thought World Toilet Day was some sort of marketing ploy by a DIY chain to sell more toilets, you are wrong.

It's actually an annual event to highlight how many people across the world don't have access to sanitation.

If I've ever been hillwalking and had to "go" outside, I've found it to be an absolute nightmare, but to 1 in 3 women around the world that's just life. Water Aid produced this film to raise awareness of this, to try and bring it home to us what it would be like to be in that situation.

After you've watched it, sign the petition to tell the Government you want them to work to make sure that everyone has somewhere clean and safe to carry out the most basic of bodily functions. If you are on the Water Aid website, you will see that there is a story by Katherine at the side where she tells how women risk rape if they go outside to do the toilet at night time.

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