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New toolkit for campaigning on water and sanitation around national elections!

8 June 2012

Download this new toolkit to support your campaigning on water and sanitation at election time!


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What do you think of the commitments your decision maker made at the High Level Meeting?

24 May 2012

Was your decision maker at the High Level Meeting in April? Tell us what you think of the commitments they made!


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End Water Poverty report back from Africa Water Week!

24 May 2012

Find out more about what happened at Africa Water Week in Cairo!


Civil society representatives!

Governments commit to action at High Level Meeting!

23 April 2012

World leaders commit to ending water and sanitation crisis at historic meeting


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Crucial High Level Meeting this Friday!

18 April 2012

World leaders gather in Washington D.C. ahead of the SWA High-Level Meeting.


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Poorest countries and communities miss out on aid for water and sanitation

13 April 2012

New UN report shows only half of development aid for sanitation and drinking water goes regions where 70% of those without safe water and sanitation live.

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Watch and share our new film!

23 March 2012

We've produced a new film about the 370,000 people who walked for water and sanitation!



End Water Poverty members: get your voices heard in the post-2015 development framework! 

23 March 2012

Download our new toolkit to help you get involved in or organise your own national deliberations!



Over 360,000 people walking this week to demand action from their governments! 

23 March 2012

Walks have taken place across the globe with more still to come over the weekend!



316,000 are walking for water and sanitation across the globe! 

17 March 2012

Walks are kicking off today in Nigeria, Sudan, India, Pakistan, Mozambique and UK!



Welcome to our new EWP Campaigns Advisor

7 March 2012

A big welcome to Olivier, End Water Poverty's new Campaigns Advisor



Join End Water Poverty at the World Water Forum!

7 March 2012

Will you be at the World Water Forum in Marseille next week? Come along to EWP's events!



Global target for drinking water is reached - yet millions are still waiting

6 March 2012

New UN figures show that the world has met the Millennium Development Goal for water, but 783 million people are still missing out.


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Two months today until the SWA High-Level Meeting!

12 January 2012

 With two months to go, preparatory meetings are already taking place in a growing number of countries.

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Welcome to our new International Campaign Coordinator

3 February 2012

A big welcome to Sarah, EWP's new International Campaign Coordinator for the next 8 months!


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Can you help us send 1,000 tweets to the European Commissioner for Development on Wednesday?

3 February 2012

Join our tweet day and tell the European Commissioner for Development why he should go to the SWA High-Level Meeting!


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Asamoah Gyan supports the World Walks for Water and Sanitation!

25 January 2012

Top Ghanaian footballer Asamoah Gyan announces his support for the campaign


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New blog! Boosting of efforts and a new zeal: Expectations from SWA during 2012

12 January 2012
Yakub from FANSA in Bangladesh blogs about his expectations from the Sanitation and Water for All partnership


6th World Water Forum: deadline for sponsorship applications is 31 December!

Apply now! Deadline for 'early bird' rate is 1 January 2012 and deadline for funding support applications is 31 December.


Everyone at the planning meeting!

Full report from our international advocacy planning meeting!

End Water Poverty (EWP) joined forces with Freshwater Action Network (FAN Global) for the first time, to facilitate an international advocacy planning meeting for water and sanitation activists.


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International campaigns planning meeting comes to an end

Hugely successful joint planning meeting with Freshwater Action Network comes to an end with advocacy plans in place.


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Live updates from the EWP and FAN international planning meeting! 

4 December 2011
See photos, videos and tweets from the meeting!

Crisis Talks kick-start action to end the crisis

World Toilet Day! 

19 November 2011
End Water Poverty members are holding Crisis Talks today and tomorrow to kick-start action on the water and sanitation crisis.

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New Crisis Talks video! 

18 November 2011
We've made a video about why the Crisis Talks are needed to kick start action on the water and sanitation crisis.

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Crisis Talks taking place in 20 countries across the globe this weekend! 

16 November 2011
End Water Poverty members are holding public hearings in their local communities and with government ministers

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Vacancy: End Water Poverty Campaigns Advisor 

12 November 2011
Become an advisor for End Water Poverty members around the world.

145 organisations call for action on the sanitation and water crisis.

World Walks for Water and Sanitation campaign 

7 November 2011
Find out about our new campaign for World Water Day 2012 and download the campaign toolkit!

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New End Water Poverty campaign consultation 

3 November 2011
Your chance to shape the campaign for the next two years!

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Crisis Talks planned in communities across the world 

31 Oct 2011
Events being organised in over 16 countrries so far!

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Vacancy: Campaigns Internship 

20 Oct 2011
New campaigns internship with the End Water Poverty Secretariat!

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Sanitation and Water for All efforts kicking off around the world 

7 Oct 2011
Preparations for the next SWA High-Level Meeting started this week

Joining up saves lives in Uganda

Join up, scale up, save lives: new report 

14 Sep 2011
New report showcases the success of joined-up development programmes.

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Urge new South Sudan government to take action  

8 July 2011
Add your support to our petition asking for action to stop the crisis facing the world's newest nation.

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Join us in Stockholm at World Water Week 

6 July 2011
This August, join us for an interactive campaign meeting at World Water Week in Stockholm.

145 organisations call for action on the sanitation and water crisis.

Take action: Organise a Crisis Talk 

5 July 2011
On World Toilet Day 2011, End Water Poverty members will organise Crisis Talks across the world to kick-start national action on the water and sanitation crisis.

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350,000 'thank yous' in a video 

20 May 2011
End Water Poverty thanks 350,000 for their brilliant participation in the World Walks for Water 2011.

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Water and sanitation must be prioritized if the world's poorest are to survive  

14 May 2011
Stark warning issued at close of Fourth UN Conference on Least Developed Countries

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US civil society warns against watering down ambition  

4 May 2011
US organisations urge US delegation attending the UN LDC Conference to be ambitious in their work on water and sanitation

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Lobby the IMF to turn gold into taps and toilets  

12 April 2011
The IMF has received extra money from gold sales. Join us to tell them to make sure the world's poor reap the benefits!

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Civil society manifesto for UN LDC Conference released 

30 March 2011
End Water Poverty leads calls for real tangible action at the UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries in May.

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Congratulations for driving the campaign forward! 

22 March 2011
Fleur Anderson congratulates End Water Poverty members for their World Water Day campaigning in 2011.

1750 join the Delhi Walks for Water

Over 350,000 take action on World Water Day 

22 March 2011
Campaigners around the globe take action for water and sanitation.

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World Water Day campaign 'steps up' a gear! 

22 February 2011
Great new video for you to view and share, and an update on numbers of people and countries taking part...

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Blog post: 'Snapshots' - New country lobbying resources 

4 February 2011
Produced to help World Walks for Water participants and useful to all carrying out national lobbying work, read on to find out more about 'Snapshots'.


Blog post: An update on the SWA 

3 February 2011
Read our latest blog post to find out about the newest developments from the SWA, including a brand new donor member for the partnership.

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End Water Poverty creates three year success strategy 

28 January 2011
Members from across the world gather in Delhi, India to strategise the future of the campaign.

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Archived news from 2010 

A huge year for End Water Poverty as the World's Longest Toilet Queue storms the globe and the SWA is established with it's first High-Level Meeting in Washington DC.

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Archived news from 2009 

News from the year we achieved one million campaign actions, when President Obama declared 'Let clean waters flow' and the campaign blog from the Italian G8.
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Archived news from 2008

Get all the coverage of the campaign's activities from the UN International Year of Sanitation...
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Archived news from 2006 and 2007 

Check out End Water Poverty news from the very beginning - covering our launch and initial activities...