World Toilet Day 2018

Various member organisations of the German WASH Network celebrate the World Toilet Day, November 19 . Here you can find a selection of the activities.

Action Medeor

Virtual Visit to Nepal

Action Medeor invites you to a virtual project visit in Nepal. In March 2019, a young journalist visited projects of Action Medeor in Nepal as part of a campaign Deutschland Hilft Journalistenpreis. The result is a multimedia report that also deals with the toilet problem (here).

School Toilets in Dolakha, Nepal


Arche noVa

Questions and Answers –  A Street Survey for World Toilet Day in Dresden, Germany

In German only


German Toilet Organization

„Flashpoint School Toilet“ – Students demonstrate for better school toilets worldwide

On World Toilet Day, Berlin school students draw attention to the critical sanitation conditions at schools around the world with a mobile self-built school toilet. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, 25% of schools worldwide have no basic sanitation. Hand washing facilities with soap are even missing in half of all schools.

The students’ demonstration ends at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), where the students will deliver their messages to the Parliamentary State Secretary, Norbert Barthle. They demand an expansion of the global commitment to improve the situation and hand over an oversized postcard with the slogan “flashpoint school toilet” to the State Secretary.

To set an example for the topic, the German Toilet Organization (GTO) places a toilet cabin in the front garden of the ministry, where video messages are shown of students from countries strongly affected by this problem. State Secretary Barthle will then meet with representatives of the GTO and the GIZ, a German development agency, for an expert discussion involving the press. The aim is to discuss the transfer and scaling of successful approaches such as the GTO’s “Toiletten machen Schule” taking place in Germany to improve school toilets abroad. Under the title “Toilets making the Grade“, the GTO and the GIZ are currently organising school competitions in Pakistan and Uganda on behalf of the BMZ.

The activity is part of GTO’s development education project “Klobalisierte Welt”.



Impressions from South Sudan

On the occasion of World Toilet Day, Help presents its commitment in South Sudan and invites to a visual project visit. For the visual project visit click here (photo download). Copyright: Help, Photograper Brian Lehmann or Marcus Simaitis.


Viva con Agua


#Kickshit Challenge

The #Kickshit Challenge and how football “can be combined with any shit”. Toilet paper for toilets for everyone! This is about the idea behind the toilet paper by Viva con Agua and Goldeimer. Together with prominent supporters, they are now calling for the #kickshit Challenge! Kick and nominate on World Toilet Day!

Toilet Talk

It’s better with the stool – Viva con Agua and Goldeimer impressively explain on World Toilet Day how you can relax and master the toilet visit with your head up and legs up. Watch the toilet talk on Facebook.

The Big Shitting Tour

On 19.11. is World Toilet Day and on the occasion of this date, Viva con Agua Lüneburg plans to organize a thematic World Toilet Day – Week. You can find more information here on Facebook.

World Toilet Day Party

2.4 billion people have no access to a toilet! In #KLOVEMBER and especially at #WORLDTOILETDAY (November 19) Viva con Agua draws attention to this problem. Viva con Agua Heidelberg/Mannheim again invites to the World Toilet Day Party on November 24th in Heidelberg/Mannheim. More information on Facebook.


WASH United

Become Part of the Campaign

As secretariat of the international campaign “Menstrual Hygiene Day”, WASH United invites you to become part of the micro campaign “MHM-friendly sanitation facilities” on World Toilet Day. MHM stands for Menstrual Hygiene Management. The micro-campaign on the social media channels can be found here: Facebook und Twitter