Breaking the Toilet-Taboo

Approximately 60 % 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 to strengthen the political will to make this issue a priority. The GTO links policy and practice. With its special skills and innovative approaches GTO aims to create multiplier effects and to encourage others to perform better. In this way a sustainable impact is generated in three strategic focus areas:


Capacity Development


Theory of Change

What are the GTO's fields of work?

Focus Areas 2019

  • 33 %
    Capacity Development
  • 14 %
  • 36 %
  • 17 %

How does the GTO achieve impact?

Activities 2019

  • Awareness Campaigns
    18 %
  • Hygiene Promotion
    6 %
  • Global Learning
    5 %
  • Trainings & Conferences
    33 %
  • Publications & Resources
    13 %
  • Coordination
    25 %