End Water Poverty

In Brief

2008; 270 member coalition; sust water/sanitation for all


(2007, London; www.endwaterpoverty.org)

The first global campaign calling for an end to the water and sanitation crisis. EWP’s goal is “to create a partnership between donors, Southern governments, multilateral organizations and civil society for facilitating work towards achieving universal access to safe water and adequate sanitation so that developing countries committed to improving water and sanitation access to their citizens would be financially supported to do so by the richer countries.” More than 260 organizations campaigning in 60 countries are listed on the website. Each organization campaigns with other End Water Poverty members at strategic moments in the year, such as World Toilet Day or World Water Day, or through interacting with international policy making, such as through the UN’s post-2015 sustainable development agenda. Resources available in several languages supporting six specific efforts: 1) Keep Your Promises, emphasizing the human right to water and sanitation; 2) World Water Day Toolkit, which supported 600,000 people in a Walk for Water march in 2014; 3) Sanitation and Water for All, bi-annual high level conferences; 4) Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda, providing input to the UN; 5) Election Campaigning, toolkits in French and English; (6) WASHwatch.org, a collaborative, open, and accessible platform for information on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) policy commitments and budgets, which also monitors progress made toward human rights commitments. Co-Chairs: Jamillah Mwanjisi and Dilip Surkar.

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