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Author and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg stands up for girls’ education

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’…

The case for girls’ education

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…

72 influential figures have signed on to support girls’ education… and you’re next

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…

4 famous letters — and one we want YOU to sign

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…

6 inauguration speeches that highlight the ongoing fight against poverty

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,…

Mark Zuckerberg urges world leaders to respond to ONE and Facebook’s connectivity campaign

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…

Looking back on 10 years of global leadership from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Before his time as Secretary-General ends, we look back at Ban Ki-moon's accomplishments at the UN.

ONE’s Adrian Lovett on the people who made the world better in 2016

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…

VIDEO: What ONE members did in 2016

Our 7 million members around the world made 2016 a year of action, results, and progress in the fight to end extreme poverty!

The power of the individual: How volunteers, counsellors, and doctors helped Jane triumph over obstetric fistula

Having access to healthcare can have a tremendous impact on a woman’s life that extends beyond just health care.

ONE’s year in review: The best and worst of 2016

From the very beginning, ONE came out swinging and landed many punches in the fight to help millions lift themselves out of extreme poverty.

4 ways the internet can help change the world

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.

These tablets bring information and empowerment to women in rural Kenya

For girls and women, the opportunity to access any information anytime and anywhere is critical to expanding career opportunities.

For many, life as a refugee means struggling to find adequate education

"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."

Read the letter this young activist just wrote to President Obama

Around the world girls like Eva make an impossible choice every day: risk their personal safety to get water, or go without.

VIDEO: After fleeing Boko Haram violence, Modu is finally back in school

UNICEF aims to reach 586,400 school-aged children, including adolescents, with safe learning environments and learning materials by the end of the year.

How internet access is making a BIG difference at this primary school in Kenya

“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.”

Why Christian artist Jon Jorgenson wants you to raise your voice

Advocacy – literally voicing the needs of our neighbors alongside them – makes a difference.

6 things you should know about gender-based violence

Ending violence against women and girls is a critical step to extending human rights around the world.

This mobile program is helping moms and babies in South Africa

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.

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