Ending hunger in the developing world is a major priority for many global charities and organisations, and for good reason. Globally, despite international awareness and encouraging signs of reductions in certain regions, levels of under-nutrition remain unacceptably high: over 3 million children still die of malnutrition every year, with 155 million children affected by stunting and 52 million by wasting. In 2016, more than half of all wasted children lived in South Asia (UNICEF, 2016).
17 REASONS WHY WE SHOULD ALL BE TALKING ABOUT ECOLOGICAL SANITATION (ECOSAN)
1 June 2017
Here at Sanitation First, we believe that ecosan should be taking over the world of sanitation. And we think that many of you would agree with us, if only more people knew about this world-changing power of ecosan. We’re taking this opportunity to shout about why ecosan could, and should, be changing the ways we think about sanitation. So we’ve put together 17 mind-blowing reasons why we should all be talking more about ecosan.
Today, the 28th May, is International Menstrual Hygiene Day – a day to raise awareness of the challenges that women and girls worldwide face due to their menstruation as well as highlight solutions that address these challenges.
Every year, on the 8th March, International Women’s Day takes place to celebrate the social, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action to accelerate gender parity.
At Sanitation First we’re marking International Women’s Day by:
Wishing you a (slightly belated) Happy New Year from everyone here at Sanitation First!
New Year’s Eve has come and gone, and it’s time to fully embrace 2017 and everything it has in store for us. So, we’re taking this opportunity to (1) look back and celebrate our achievements in 2016, and (2) look forward to 2017 and set out our goals for the coming year.
Christmas is just around the corner, and this can only mean one thing at Sanitation First: the launch of our annual Christmas Appeal. This year we are using the appeal to shed light on girls and education, and the affect that sanitation can have on girls finding hope, dignity and a path to a better future.
On Saturday 19th November, it was World Toilet Day, a day to raise awareness of the life-changing impacts of the humble toilet and the wider, positive consequences it has upon health, education, empowerment, and livelihoods. It’s time to break the toilet taboo – let’s talk about toilets.
A big and personal “THANK YOU” on behalf of all of the people you have helped. The kind donations to our Tamil Nadu Emergency flood appeal made a real difference and helped us to repair all the toilets damaged by the extreme weather.
Congratulations and well done to our dedicated team, who ran the Bath Half Marathon on Sunday 13th March – The money raised will enable us to build more urgently-needed Grosan (composting) toilets for families in Tamil Nadu, Southeast India, where the vast majority of people do not have any sanitation facilities and open defecation is commonplace.