Global social justice campaign
The UN-hosted Sanitation and Water for All partnership (SWA) has launched an international campaign which calls for just and equitable delivery of water and sanitation services.
The #JusticeBeginsHere campaign invites individuals and organizations from all sectors to tackle the structural inequalities which hinder the delivery of water and sanitation services.
Water scarcity as well as floods are driving thousands of climate refugees from their homes each year. Forty per cent of the global population is highly vulnerable to the impact of climate change.
Women and girls are disproportionately affected, spending an estimated 200 million hours each day collecting water. Additionally, nearly half the world’s schools lack access to handwashing facilities and adequate bathrooms, which leads to lower attendance rates among girls and reduced career opportunities.
The lack of services is also spurring the spread of infectious disease, which costs the global economy billions of dollars each year due to medical costs and lost workdays.
These costs reinforce inequalities and pose major barriers to social and economic potential.
Campaign toolkits in French, English and Spanish are available on the campaign website. Customizable assets allow organizations to add their own branding and messaging in order to encourage participation