Tuesday, 12 February 2013
Update: 114,270 people are already walking! Will you join them?
From Belgium to Bangladesh, and Pakistan to Peru, 114,270 people have already signed up to walk for water and sanitation around World Water Day 2013!
Walks for Water and Sanitation are already planned in 23 countries and are being organised by organisations such as the NGO WASH Forum in Zambia, Christian Fellowship and Care Foundation in Nigeria and Cirque du Soleil in the United States.
Walkers are calling on governments take action to end the water and sanitation crisis which kills almost 2,000 children every single day. Politicians across the world have made promises to ensure that the world's poorest countries and communities gain access to safe water and sanitation - but many of these promises are not being kept. So, this year, campaigners are telling these politicians that words are not enough and that real action is needed.
This is a great opportunity for you to make your voices heard on an incredibly important issue, so if you haven’t already signed up visit http://www.worldwalksforwater.org/eng to find out more.
We have created some fantastic tools for you to use when planning your walks, including a fantastic poster, which you can find in the Resources section of our site. We also have a new widget which you can place on your own website to tell your supporters and partners about the campaign event and encourage them to organise their own walks.
So, sign up now and join us to make the World Walks for Water and Sanitation 2013 the biggest yet!