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Right now, 130 million girls are out of school. You wouldn’t be where you are today without an education — and it’s in your power RIGHT NOW to help these girls get access to an education. That’s why ONE is organizing people around the world to take action and urge world leaders to prioritize girls’…
Here are three facts that tell a troubling story: If all students in low-income countries left school with basic reading skills, 171 million people could be lifted out of poverty. That’s equivalent to a 12% cut in world poverty. But 130 million girls are out of school. If they were a country, it would be…
All children deserve a good education. But because poverty is sexist, 130 million girls across the world are denied this basic right. That’s why ONE is organizing people across the country and around the world to help ensure that girls and women are at the heart of our poverty-fighting strategy by promoting their access to education. Education…
Thanks to the ease of email, sitting down and hand-writing an actual letter has fallen out of style. But we have to admit there’s something truly powerful about putting pen to paper in an effort to change the world. Below you’ll find a list of some of our favorite correspondences and open letters… and one…
With Inauguration Day coming up, let’s take a look back at a few inspirational inauguration addresses from Democrats and Republicans alike. We chose these particular quotes because they take aim at the issue of global poverty, a cause that ONE and its members have shared with many past presidents. 1. Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Second Inaugural Address,…
Today, more than half of the world is still unconnected to the internet—and where someone lives makes a huge difference. Almost 75% of Africa’s population is offline compared with 19% of people in developed countries. Hit harder by this lack of connectivity are women and girls. Women living in the poorest countries are a third…
Before his time as Secretary-General ends, we look back at Ban Ki-moon's accomplishments at the UN.
Here at ONE, we are determined to count our blessings. We all know the bad stuff from this year. But darkness doesn’t drive out darkness, only light can do that, as MLK said. And if you look hard, there were signs of light throughout the year. A jury of one person (me) has deliberated long…
Our 7 million members around the world made 2016 a year of action, results, and progress in the fight to end extreme poverty!
Having access to healthcare can have a tremendous impact on a woman’s life that extends beyond just health care.
From the very beginning, ONE came out swinging and landed many punches in the fight to help millions lift themselves out of extreme poverty.
Lack of access to the internet can have a negative impact on people’s lives - this is especially true for girls and women - but the urgency of this issue can sometimes get overlooked.
For girls and women, the opportunity to access any information anytime and anywhere is critical to expanding career opportunities.
"It’s hard for me to imagine being in a place where education was both that valued, and completely unavailable. But this family fled their home because of it."
Around the world girls like Eva make an impossible choice every day: risk their personal safety to get water, or go without.
UNICEF aims to reach 586,400 school-aged children, including adolescents, with safe learning environments and learning materials by the end of the year.
“Some people here think that girls should work, not study,” says Joan, a 7th-grade student. “When girls are educated they can achieve a lot for themselves and also help their community.”
Advocacy – literally voicing the needs of our neighbors alongside them – makes a difference.
Ending violence against women and girls is a critical step to extending human rights around the world.
For many new mothers, the service is a lifeline, providing them with information that can offer both knowledge and peace of mind throughout their pregnancy.