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Fact: “4100 children die every day due to preventable water related diseases,
women waste hours each day in the search for water.”

Fact: “Girls are denied an education because they are tasked with fetching water, or drop out of school in adolescence because of inadequate sanitation facilities.”

These facts and many more can be found at End Water Poverty, a coalition of 185 members in 55 countries dedicated to ending the water and sanitation crisis that exists in our world.

Some of End Water Poverty’s campaigns include the establishment of the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) partnership in 2007, World’s Longest Toilet Queue, World Walks for Water and numerous other campaigns.

Will you join in the fight to End Water Poverty?

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Annie Lennox is the mastermind behind the SING campaign which raises money for HIV/AIDS victims in South Africa. She was inspired by the words and actions of Nelson Mandela who said, “Let us use the universal language of music, to sing out our message around the world.”

In 2007, Annie Lennox and 23 other singers joined their voices together in an effort to raise awareness about the stigma of HIV/AIDs. The song, SING, has become a symbol of unity and empowerment.

When you donate to the SING campaign, your money is used to get people access to the treatments they need, education about HIV and prevention education. Funds also go to the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission Programme across South Africa.

During the 2010 Idol Gives Back event, Annie Lennox, wore a shirt that said HIV Positive on the front. She knew this would draw attention and questions. She answered those questions in a youtube video:

To purchase a shirt in support of the SING campaign or to find other ways you can get involved and help raise awareness about the HIV/AIDS epidemic visit the link below: