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Artists join forces to stand #WithStrongGirls

Music superstars D’Banj, Diamond, Banky W and Femi Kuti joined forces with Omotola, Waje, Selmor Mtukudzi to produce a new remix of the "Strong Girl" song

Are you dizzy yet?

People all over the world have been making themselves dizzy for a great cause – The Global Goals! Kicking off earlier this week with soccer star, Gareth Bale, the Dizzy Goals are helping make sure everyone in the world has heard about the Goals. That’s a big challenge, but football is one of the world’s most…

This woman leads the fight against sexual violence in DRC

Jeanine Mabunda Lioko is in charge of the fight to end rape and child recruitment in the Democratic Republic of Congo. "We should not accept the indignity of women and children being used in armed conflict," she says in an interview with Michael Gerson of the ONE Campaign.

The greatest possible good: How big data is transforming global health

In the low-income world, chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and stroke—which receive less than 2 percent of global health aid—account for 64 percent of deaths. And around the world, road injuries kill more people than malaria or AIDS. These findings come from the “Global Burden of Disease” study, an ongoing collaboration of more than…

The Iowa State Fair: Food, fun and famous politicians

When people think of the Iowa State Fair, massive butter-cows and comfort foods are usually the first things that enter their minds. But there is one thing that the Iowa State Fair has in even more excess than butter sculptures and fried food-on-stick…presidential candidates!

See your name in lights!

More than 1 million people – from Newark to Nairobi – joined together to say Poverty is Sexist. And more than 1 million people just like you said world leaders must act NOW to help girls and women reach their full potential. So we’re going to make sure leaders can’t ignore your call. How? By…

8 inspiring #ONEderWoman who are changing the world

Maya Angelou once said “how important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” And we couldn’t agree more, which is why every week on our Girls and Women page we’ve been highlighting girls and women from around the world who are using their unique experiences, talents, and skills to make…

Data is helping Uganda eliminate mother-to-child HIV transmission

Today in Uganda, creative approaches are helping eliminate mother-to-child HIV transmission (MTCT) and leading to fewer and fewer babies being born HIV-infected.

The lasting impact of Nelson Mandela’s words

July 18 is celebrated around the world as a day of service to honor the birthday and legacy of former South African leader Nelson Mandela. He became known as Madiba – a human rights icon for his work to fight apartheid and for winning his presidency in a 1994 democratic election after serving 27 years…

These cartoons say everything about gender equality

Here at ONE we know that actions speak louder than words. Over 1 million people have taken action with us so far this year to tell world leaders that poverty is sexist and it’s time to put girls and women at the heart of the development agenda. When you invest in women and girls, they…

From advocacy to action in humanitarian crises

Last year, around this date, I was coordinating a group of young volunteers for ONE. These passionate Youth Ambassadors were asking the newly elected Members of the European Parliament to show their support for the poorest countries, including in healthcare.

How much energy do you use?

Think about your daily routine for a minute. What household items do you use that require electricity? 620 million people in sub-Saharan Africa don’t have access to electricity. That means a lot of the items you’re thinking of aren’t an option because they require electricity: refrigerating your food, heating your water or watching the news.…

World Humanitarian Day 2015

On World Humanitarian Day, Thomas Debandt, a former ONE staff member now working at the World Food Programme, shares his views on the Ebola crisis in Liberia, and reflects on the strong links between humanitarian and development needs. Last year, around this date, I was coordinating a group of young volunteers for ONE. These passionate…

Is your candidate putting #PoliticsAside this year?

I need your help. We have 150,000 Canadian ONE members – and I’m asking every one of those members to take a simple action that can make a huge difference during this federal election campaign. We need candidates across Canada to answer one question: What are your views on ending extreme poverty around the world?…

This orange food is fighting malnutrition

I grew up on the countryside in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains in western Uganda. To this day, I still encourage my own children to spend time at the farm, learning about the importance of agriculture and our family’s tradition and culture.

Why a Victoria’s Secret Supermodel Is Fighting for a Polio-Free World

Isabeli Fontana’s famous face has graced fashion and beauty campaigns ranging from Victoria’s Secret to L’Oréal but she’s also the face of the cause she says matters to her the most: polio vaccination. A longer version of this interview by Esha Chhabra was published here by Take Part.  The supermodel was tapped by Rotary International two years ago…

Which world-changing woman from history are you?

Whoever you are – stand with girls and women everywhere. Throughout history, women like these have achieved extraordinary things, despite the barriers they faced. But today millions of girls and women in the poorest countries are still being held back from reaching their full potential. Poverty is sexist – women are hardest hit and less…

NYC + U2 + ONE: The end of an amazing tour

Barbra Barrar wrote this blog for us. As a Congressional District Leader, she is a dedicated ONE volunteer and we were delighted to have her with us for the NYC shows. To close out the North American leg of their iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015, U2 took up residence at New York City’s famed Madison…

10 youth movements changing the world

I think we’ve all heard, and probably been offended by, the phrase “youth is wasted on the young”, but does anyone know who said it, or indeed, why? After it bugging me for the last few years I did a bit of research and it turns out no one is actually 100% sure. It’s has…

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