#NoPoopChallenge: A campaign to end open defecation
On World Toilet Day, join UNICEF in campaigning for an end to open defecation in West and Central Africa
116 million people practice Open Defecation (OD) in West and Central Africa and the region accounts for 33% of this practice globally. Open defecation has devastating consequences on health, on the dignity and protection of women and children, and the economy, due to poor sanitation.
Most countries are making progress but at a pace too slow to keep up with population growth. Only 4 countries in the region are on track to end open defecation by 2030. This World Toilet Day, join UNICEF's #NoPoopChallenge and together, let us reignite the movement towards ending open defecation so that every child can survive and thrive.
Join us in dancing to raise awareness of the #NoPoopChallenge
Want to help us spread the word about the urgency in ending open defecation? It's easy!
Step 1: Watch the dance video below by Bilou on Instagram
Step 2: Recreate Bilou's choreography in your own way. Feel free to be creative with the location of the video and accessories you use in it, to represent the "Ending open defecation" theme.
Step 3: Post your video on Instagram or Tik Tok with the following caption:
Instagram: "I am joining @unicefafrica's #NoPoopChallenge to end open defecation in West and Central Africa to protect the health and dignity of every child. Join us too! #WorldToiletDay"
Tik Tok: "I am dancing to support the #NoPoopChallenge by @1unicefafrica to end open defecation in West & Centra Africa. Join us!"
Step 4: Once you've tagged us, we will repost your video on our social media platforms!
Are you up for the challenge? We can't wait to see your video! Thank you for supporting this important cause.
Tackling open defecation in West and Central Africa
Clean water, basic toilets and good hygiene practices are critical for the survival and development of children.