We have come a far way and have made significant positive changes in people's lives. But we still have a far way to go. 2.4 billion people do not have adequate sanitation. 1 billion people still defecate in the open. Poor sanitation increases the risk of disease and malnutrition, especially for women and children. Women and girls risk rape and abuse, because they have no toilet that offers privacy.
End Water Poverty is a global civil society coalition campaigning to end the water and sanitation crisis.