Freshwater Action Network
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Launch of new World Walks for Water and Sanitation video marks a month until World Water Day!

Be a part of a global movement

A month tomorrow, on World Water Day, 22 March 2013, hundreds of thousands of people across the world including many FAN members will join together and take action to call for an end to the water and sanitation crisis.

 

To mark this, the World Water and Sanitation campaign has released a film to call on people everywhere to join this global movement for change.

Over 170,000 people are already planning walks in 25 countries from Bangladesh to Belgium, Nigeria to Nepal and Colombia to Cameroon. They are walking in solidarity with the millions of people – overwhelmingly women and children - who walk great distances each day to collect water for their basic needs and the billions who have no safe place to go to the toilet.

 

They’ll be calling on politicians across the globe to keep the promises they have made to get water and sanitation to the world’s poorest countries and communities. Politicians have made commitments at local, national, regional and global levels to end this crisis but many of these promises are not being kept, so now is the time to demand action.

 

The World Walks for Water and Sanitation is calling on people across the world to join in with the 170,000 campaigners already walking to call for change and get their voices heard.

 

Watch the campaign video:

 


 

A crucial campaign

Natasha Horsfield, a coordinator of the World Walks for Water and Sanitation campaign added, “We welcome all of the promises that politicians have made to end the water and sanitation crisis but we want to remind them that words are not enough!  We want to see these promises turned into action. It’s time to tell world leaders that it’s not acceptable for 2,000 children to be dying every day because they don’t have clean drinking water or a safe place to go to the toilet.”

 

Join the World Walks for Water and Sanitation!

 

We're calling on people across the world to join the thousands of campaigners walking to demand political leaders keep their promises on sanitation and water this World Water Day. Organise your own walk or join one near you. Find out more and register at www.worldwalksforwater.org