Breaking the Toilet-Taboo

Breaking the Toilet-Taboo

Approximately 60 percent of the world's population have no access to safe sanitation: a degrading situation for those affected. The German Toilet Organization (GTO) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation, which actively breaks the toilet taboo and works to improve sanitation, thereby protecting the environment, human health and dignity worldwide.

Focus Areas

Toilets for All, All for Toilets

The magnitude of the global sanitation crisis demands collaborative action. GTO contributes its knowledge and skills in such a way, that other actors are empowered to increase their respective impacts. GTO works in three strategic focus areas: 1) sharing its comprehensive expertise on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), 2) breaking the toilet taboo and strengthening political will at all levels and 3) providing tools and concepts to achieve safe, clean and hygienic school sanitation worldwide.


School Workshops
School Competitions
Promotion of Participation
Global Learning
Options for Political Action
Educational Materials

Capacity Development

Knowledge Transfer and Exchange
Technical Support
Events and Conferences


Network Coordination
Events & Conferences
Studies & Publications
Public Relations
Event Management
Knowledge Management