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Water water day: Join the toilet queue

Launched- ‘The World’s Longest Toilet Queue’, a global mobilisation that needs you to join thousands of others across the world to stand in solidarity with – and demand action for – the 2.5 billion people who are still waiting in line for their right to a safe and dignified toilet.

In the days leading up to World Water Day and on the day itself, 20-22 March 2010, we are calling on you as leaders in the fight to end the global sanitation and water crisis, to hold creative and politically engaging events that will help us create the Guinness World Record for the “World’s Longest Toilet Queue”.

By organizing queues for change in your own country and community, you can utilize this global moment to pursue your own national campaign aims, as well as help influence a global political moment just one month later, when Government ministers meet in Washington DC at the first High-Level Meeting on Sanitation and Water.

Joining the queue can be simple, fun and politically impactful. The Guide to outlines the things you will need to do, and provide creative ideas, which is attached in French and available in English on the special website www.worldtoiletqueue.org. Visit the website to join the Queue online and to find a wealth of other resources and information.

We are excited about the extremely positive response we have had about participating so far from partners north and south, and are confident that this is going to be a global success, and invite you to play your part in making it so.

Please do have a look at the website and the toolkit – the website and materials will be available in French and Spanish too in the near future – and get in touch to let us know you would like to participate, and if you have any questions or suggestions.

Ps. This is a joint collaboration between End Water Poverty, Freshwater Action Network and Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council

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