Mariama, 31, Mali. "I go out at 6am to collect water, midday and the evening. I go three times each day every day. Each journey takes three hours. I can only carry one bucket each time I go." Credit: WaterAid/Layton Thompson


The World Walks for Water and Sanitation is a global event demanding the realisation of the human right to water and sanitation.

In 2015, on and around World Water Day, more than 450,000 people in more than 35 countries came together to tell decision-makers to recognise the human right, and stick to the commitments they have made on water and sanitation.

Political action around the walks brought results. Some engaged local and national decision-makers for the first time on water and sanitation; others forced concrete investment commitments or set ultimatums for government to keep their promises on water and sanitation.

However, we are still amid a global water and sanitation crisis which kills almost 1,400 children every day. And that’s why we will walk for water and sanitation every year until the human right is realised and everyone has sustainable access to water and sanitation.

Join us in demanding our leaders provide the clean water and safe and hygienic sanitation everyone needs to live the lives they choose. Find out more about the campaign's success here.Find out more about the campaign's success here.


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