Jakarta, November 19th 2015
To commemorate International Toilet Day, UNICEF launches the 2nd Aksi Nasional Tinju Tinja, a movement initiated to create a healthier Indonesia free from Open Defecation. The main agenda of the campaign is to eradicate the practice of open defecation that is disadvantageous for the environment’s sanitation and health. Indonesia places second as country who practice open defecation the most after India. The first phase of the campaign which was done on 2014 was made to raise awareness of the issue on the social media especially among the youth. Meanwhile, the second phase which is held this year is to actually eradicate the practice of Open Defecation. Cooperating with the government, UNICEF is helping the implementation of Sanitasi Total Berbasis Masyarakat (STBM). Indonesian celebrity, Dion Wiyoko, and UNICEF’s ambassador, Melanie Subono, were present during the event to show their support for the campaign.