A whole day dedicated to where we do our poopies. And a glorious chance for me to bang on about my favourite topic.
Giving a shit.
And I can say my daughters' word of the moment with gleeful abandon.
But it's a serious business. This is actually a UN initiative. Not a Geldof and Bono profile raising one. Because of the 7 billion people in the world, 2.5 million do not have access to improved sanitation. 1 billion still poop in the open. Women and girls are regularly raped and abused while seeking privacy to answer nature's call. Toilet deprivation impacts education. Health. The staying alive thing.
In fact, sanitation is recognised as a global development priority. That's right.
So giving a shit about people giving a shit is will literally transform lives. If babies aren't busy dying of diarrhoea, kids aren't missing school because of illnesses caused by poor sanitation, if communities aren't living alongside rivers polluted with effluent - well you get the idea. Toilets aren't just for fun.
|Check out World Vision's piece on how a toilet keeps a kid in school|
And there is a cute little video to show you that where you go matters. Like shitloads.
So happy World Toilet Day. Don't forget to give your own toilets some love today and be hugely appreciative of your access to that white shiny porcelain thing that makes you happy, clever and generally shit hot.
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