The World Walks for Water and Sanitation is a global event demanding action to address the water and sanitation crisis.
Last year, on and around World Water Day, 380,000 people walked to call for change. Politicians made promises at these walks, and also locally, nationally, regionally and globally, to get water and sanitation to the world's poorest countries and communities. Whilst this pressure led to some commitments being upheld, many more have still not been acted upon.
So this year, many more people joined our campaign. From 16 to 24 March, over 400,000 people in more than 65 countries came together again to tell politicians that words are not enough and that we need to see real action. They called on politicians everywhere to stick to the commitments they have made to end the water and sanitation crisis. It's time for an end to empty promises.
Thank you to everyone who walked for water and sanitation! As a result of your action, decision makers are taking steps to fulfil their promises, putting an end to the global water and sanitation crisis which currently kills almost 2,000 children every day. Find out more about the campaign's success here.
Whilst the World Walks for Water and Sanitation is behind us, you can still get involved and add your voice to the online walk. Tell politicians it's time to put an end to empty promises.