19 Nov Essex firm supports World Toilet Day report
Essex & Suffolk Water is backing a new report out by WaterAid, released today to mark World Toilet Day
In their report, ‘Out of Order,’ Essex & Suffolk Water’s international charity partner has revealed that across the world, one in three people still have don’t have access to a toilet, and demonstrates how women and girls bear the brunt of this global crisis.
For more than 1.1 billion women and girls, this exposes them to an increased risk of harassment and attack, poor health and limited education.
The report also shows that Ethiopia is the worst in the world for the highest percentage of its population without a toilet, while India remains the nation with the most people without toilets.
Essex & Suffolk Water is committed to raising funds for WaterAid, which transforms peoples’ lives by providing them with basic human rights – access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education.
Last year, Northumbrian Water Group raised £210,000 for WaterAid projects in Madagascar.
World Toilet Day, celebrated annually around the world on 19 November, raises awareness about the need for clean and safe toilets for everyone.