Welt retten

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. 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.
  3. Providing tools and concepts to achieve safe, clean and hygienic school sanitation worldwide.


Capacity Development


Theory of Change

What are the GTO's fields of work?

Focus Areas 2018

  • 31 %
    Capacity Development
  • 12 %
  • 43 %
  • 14 %

How does the GTO achieve impact?

Activities 2018

  • Advocacy Campaigns
    21 %
  • Global Learning
    5 %
  • Trainings
    23 %
  • Publications
    11 %
  • Conferences
    21 %
  • Network Coordination
    19 %