End Water Poverty is a global civil society coalition campaigning to end the water and sanitation crisis.
March is Water Action Month!
2016 is going to be an exciting year for campaigning and advocacy on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). It marks the beginning of the new Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals), setting the development agenda until 2030. Governments will be developing their national level implementation plans- country road maps on how to achieve this ambitious agenda over the next 15 years. This is going to be a great opportunity for influencing and we have to make every year count!
End Water Poverty and all WASH organisations around the world celebrate the new global framework. We particularly applaud the specific WASH Goal 6 - "ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all". Governments across the world have officially adopted these Goals, thereby setting the wheels in motion for addressing inequalities and drafting a better future for all. We have to hit the ground running! Now is the time to ensure that WASH is a top priority, and to ensure the vulnerable and most marginalised groups are not left behind. Improved water and sanitation for all will make early successes and sustainable progress possible across so many of the Global Goals, and truly end inequality. Governments, keep your promises and realise a better future for all.
Water is life. Unite for change. We demand water and sanitation for all. It is critical we leave no one behind. Now is the time for change!
We have come far, but we still have a long way to go. We have to ensure that no one is left behind. Governments, you have signed on to these commitments - now is the time to realise them. Add your voice in 2016 to ensure a better future!
It is vital that these commitments are not left on a dusty shelf and ignored or forgotten. It is of critical importance that governments are pushed to achieve our new ambitious agenda, particularly targeting those most in need. We must ensure we see the change we want in the world. Inequality must end, and the most marginalised and vulnerable must not suffer. WASH must be a priority.