The World Walks for Water and Sanitation is a global event demanding action to address the world's largest crisis - water and sanitation.
Millions of people walk great distances each day to collect water. Billions have no safe place to go to the toilet and are forced to walk into fields to defecate, risking assault and compromising their dignity. Unsafe drinking water and poor sanitation means children have to miss school and are dying needlessly from disease caused by contaminated water. Ending the water and sanitation crisis would help break the poverty cycle, would increase school attendance, and save lives.
From 16-24 March 2013, 400,000 people across the globe walked together to demand political change. They called on politicians everywhere to stick to the commitments they have made to end the sanitation and water crisis. Decision makers have made promises locally, nationally, regionally and globally to get safe drinking water and sanitation to the world's poorest countries and communities - but words are not enough!
Whilst most walks have now taken place, it's not too late to get involved and add your voice by joining the online walk. Tell politicians that it's time to put an end to empty promises.