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REPORT: (Em)Powering Accountability

In France, nearly one in five light bulbs is lit by Nigerien uranium. In Niger, almost 90% of the population does not even have access to electricity. These two facts highlight a harsh reality: the natural resources extracted from developing...Show More Summary

How these clinics are helping pregnant women in Zimbabwe

Story and photos by Ray Mwareya. Expensive maternity fees in Zimbabwe are a nightmare for pregnant women. In state or church clinics, where the majority of the poor give birth, charges can rise to $50 USD per month until delivery, according...Show More Summary

4 reasons to read this new report on the Global Goals

This week, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is launching Goalkeepers, a global event dedicated to fast-tracking the progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals, or Global Goals. (Read all about those here.) As part of theShow More Summary

The READ Act has been signed into law!

Thanks to the diligent work of dedicated ONE members, we’re one step closer to helping 263 million children—including more than 130 million girls—around the world gain access to education! The READ Act — also known as HR 601, the Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development Act of 2017 — has been signed into law. Show More Summary

5 facts about finance to the world’s poorest countries

In our new 2017 DATA Report, we found that aid was at record levels in 2016. That’s a good thing, right? Not entirely: There are still deep inequalities among the countries that benefit from those resources and the quality of financing. Show More Summary

The 2017 DATA Report: Financing the African Century

Today marks the launch of the 12th annual DATA Report – ONE’s flagship publication tracking development finance and holding leaders accountable for their commitments. “The 2017 DATA Report: Financing for the African Century” comes at a time when Africa has an increasingly narrow window of opportunity to harness a potential demographic dividend. Show More Summary

Nigeria’s Chibok girls are the inspiration for a new Marvel hero

Move over Captain America and watch out Wonder Woman — here comes Ngozi: a teenage superheroine inspired by Nigeria’s kidnapped Chibok girls who fights evil in Lagos, marking a new chapter in diversity for Marvel Comics. Ngozi is the...Show More Summary

5 amazing charities that are changing the world

Here at ONE, we’re a policy and advocacy organization that asks you to speak up to your elected officials to support the fight against extreme poverty. But today, we want to spotlight just a few of the many charities that do an incredible job on the ground in the areas where they work to fight… The post 5 amazing charities that are changing the world appeared first on ONE.

Leaving no one behind: A dream of empowering students with disabilities

By Thérèse Kafando, General Director of the Center for Integrated Education and Training of the Deaf and Hearing (CEFISE) and partner of Light for the World international disability and development organization I have always faced challenges...Show More Summary

Training and teamwork led to amazing opportunities for these refugees

Story by Indego Africa. Photos by Brittany Barb. Last year, we launched an innovative partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to provide 50 female refugees from Burundi, now living at the Mahama Refugee Camp in neighboring Rwanda, with vocational and educational training. Show More Summary

Why treating clubfoot is key to ensuring education for all

Stories and photos courtesy of MiracleFeet. Young girls with disabilities in Africa are a population that’s vulnerable to physical abuse, sexual violence, sexually transmitted diseases, unwanted pregnancy, and lack of education. Girls...Show More Summary

Don’t underestimate the power of a letter to the editor

Ever Google your own name to see what comes up? Yeah, me neither (wink). For as long as there have been elections, politicians have wanted to know what people are saying about them. Especially what’s being said to their constituents....Show More Summary

From readers to leaders: Why this program is focused on literacy

This story originally appeared on Room to Read. Lingering Effects of Apartheid Ms. Nkosi, a grade one teacher at Baxoxele Primary School, knows the odds stacked against South African students. Having watched children rise from struggles,...Show More Summary

New USAID leader wants to show Pres. Trump the value of aid

This post originally appeared on Global Citizen. The future of United States foreign aid will be decided within the next few weeks in Congress — and at least one influential official is doing his best to prove that supporting people in foreign countries is in America’s best interest. Show More Summary

Why this super woman grows super foods for her community

Story and photos by Megan Gieske. The townships surrounding Cape Town, South Africa, can be described as a “food desert,” where fresh fruit and vegetables are not available. Where lions and elephants used to roam, sustained by the beauty...Show More Summary

A Ugandan program is helping students with disabilities succeed

Story and photos by Rebecca Rwakabukoza. While schools in Uganda are increasingly expanding to attract more learners, expansion often means buildings with classrooms only accessible by stairways, keeping out any students that may be differently abled. Show More Summary

5 awe-inspiring humanitarians you should know about

By Lauren Ahn, ONE Digital Intern August 19 is World Humanitarian Day! Established by the United Nations in 2008, World Humanitarian Day honors all those who devote themselves to helping others, no matter where they are or who they are. Show More Summary

This Nigerian program is focused on helping kids stay in school

Story and photos by Ayodeji Rotinwa. As the children in Makoko, Nigeria, row canoes across the water, their heads are barely visible from a distance. But they’re not rowing for sport: They’re running errands and selling goods within their sprawling river-based community set in a lagoon in the heart of Lagos. Show More Summary

4 common barriers to girls’ schooling—and how to overcome them

By Rachel Glennerster, Executive Director, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) I’ve worked for more than 13 years in rural Sierra Leone. In this time, I have watched a quiet revolution take place: education has become the norm. Show More Summary

Ebola’s furthest-reaching legacy: How to get kids back in school

This is a guest post from Imogen Calderwood at Street Child. Names have been changed. Sierra Leone may have been declared Ebola-free, but some of the epidemic’s most lasting legacies still haunt the country. One of the greatest and most far-reaching of these legacies is a deepened poverty and its impact on education. Show More Summary

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