Read this story in: – UNICEF (press release) (blog)
What does a toilet mean to you? On 19 November for World Toilet Day, think about what it would be like if you didnâ€™t have a toilet and had to go out in the open.
Think about the 1 in every 8 people who donâ€™t use a toilet and who go out in fields, in the bushes or on the side of the street.
Think about the 800 of children who die every day from preventable diseases caused by poor sanitation, water and hygiene.
Think about the 159 million children under five who are stunted.
On World Toilet Day, join our #BeAThinker campaign and truly consider the importance of toilets in your life and the lives of others.
How to #BeAThinker
Hundreds of people around the world sharing their thoughts on toilets, and you can too. Itâ€™s simple:
- Pose as a â€œThinker,â€ with your head resting on your hand.
- Take a photo of yourself
- Share your photo and a thought about toilets or sanitation using the #BeAThinker hashtag
Need inspiration? Here are some thoughts you could share.
I think itâ€™s unfair that nearly 1 billion still people go in the open #BeAThinker
Spare a thought for your toilet: a life-saving invention that stops the spread of deadly diseases. #BeAThinker
Without basic toilets, the lives of children are at risk. Think about it. #BeAThinker
Together, we can raise awareness about the importance of toilets for the survival, growth and development of children.