Whether you are a professional in the field, a seasoned development campaigner, have a passing interest or want to contribute to bettering sanitation for under privileged people - you can play a role in advocating for and on behalf of the 2.5 billion people who lack a safe toilet.
The World Toilet Day campaign has been designed so that you can contribute and take action to advocate - no matter how much or little time you can dedicate. You can become part of a wider community of people who support this initiative through social media. We have provided a few examples of what you can do to create a buzz. Go on, it's free!
There are no limits to what you can do to raise awareness for sanitation and participate in the WTD campaign. Depending on your imagination and time, as well as your local cultural and political environment - a wide range of fun, exciting, engaging and solution-oriented events can be organized. We are providing you with some ideas that might trigger your imagination. Don't forget to share your plans on our interactive map!
To help you with your campaign, check out and use our creative resources such as the poster, banner, sticker and new WTD logo!
SHARE YOUR EVENT on our world map to show the world what you are planning. This will also make it easier for interested fellow campaigners to contact you and join your event.
|Host an event or activity|
|Organize a toilet queue|
|Plan a mass squat|
|Prepare for a toilet sit-in|
|Host a photo exhibition of toilet related stories from your area|
|Host a public latrine exhibition|
|Take any of the ideas listed above and organize a road show|
|Organize a photo or slogan competition related to WTD||Promote sanitation messages|
|Liaise with a toilet paper or soap manufacturer to print sanitation messages on their products|
|Place toilet adverts in your local newspapers and magazines|
|Ask sports or cultural events to promote sanitation messages||Engage celebrities and political figures|
|Invite them to your event|
|Ask them to show their support by donating their facebook status or tweet about sanitation to help spread the word|
|Make posters of celebrities or politicians sitting on toilets – with their permission, of course!||Contact and invite your local or national decision makers|
|Organize a local hearing or a high level round table to find out how your decision makers are acting upon earlier commitments|
|Invite your local politicians to your public event|
|Sign or deliver a petition, or send postcards with clear demands to your local or national decision makers||Involve the media|
|Plan a media workshop to inform local journalists about the scope of the sanitation challenge and how they can play a role to address it using the key WTD campaign messages|
|Adapt the WTD press releases by adding information about the situation where you live. Follow up with calls in order to have journalists publish a story about sanitation|
|Call your local radio station or, better, see if you can get yourself invited on a radio show to talk toilets!|