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Good Dignity Practices for Gross Domestic Product – Campaign mate...

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Worldwide, more than one in three people lack access to a safe, hygienic toilet. This simple fact costs people their health, countries their GDP and billions their dignity. But there is a solution; we call it: GDP for GDP – Good Dignity Practices for Gross Domestic Product. Gross Domestic Product or GDP is an international term, widely understood by those in government, NGOs, CSOs and the private sector. GDP is motivating at all levels. For governments, it is the way they are measured. For the private sector, it is the background against which they function. To increase GDP is a sign of progress and stature. Any actions taken to improve sanitation and hygiene – from building a toilet to teaching children to wash their hands with soap – are Good Dignity Practices. These bring economic benefits and improve dignity. If you would like to receive further information on the GDP for GDP campaign, please get in touch with us via wsscc@wsscc.org.Campaign guidelinesGDP for GDP brochure: Don't waste a good investmentGDP for GDP poster: Invest in wasteGDP for GDP poster: Will you help turn shit into gold?GDP for GDP at a glance: Help turn shit into goldGDP for GDP PowerPoint presentation - Key messages

Advocacy Sourcebook – A guide to advocacy for WSSCC co-ordinators...

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Out of every ten people in the world today, four do not have adequate sanitation and two don’t have access to clean water. Though preventable, related diseases cause the death of a child every 15 seconds. Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) campaigns, with their use of practical thinking and political commitment, can make a huge impact on these figures. Placing people’s initiatives and capacity for self-reliance at the centre of achieving water and sanitation targets, they address the issues of sustainability, affordability and equity. To complement the WASH approach, WSSCC and WaterAid have produced this practical guide on water and sanitation related advocacy work. In its four sections you'll find explanations of the different advocacy tools, practical examples of advocacy work, information on key policy actors and processes, along with how to influence them at local, national and international levels.