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A tech training program is giving Abby and other girls the tools to succeed

Story and photos by Abby Higgins When Abby Wacera finished high school, she knew there was no money for college. So she planned to start working right away, because her family needed the help. But her mother knew that once she started working, probably at a menial job, her education would be over. So Abby waited. It…

Bono at the Munich Security Conference: Security without development is unsustainable

This is a full video and transcript of Bono’s remarks on Global Security and Development at the Munich Security Conference, 17th February, 2017. Video source: LIVESATELLITENEWS Transcript Ambassador Ischinger told me this was the, the Berlin Beer Festival. And, uh, which is a subject I actually really know, from years of research. But actually the reason…

Cast your vote for the 2017 Honesty Oscars!

For the fourth year in a row, ONE, Accountability Lab, and #CultureFix are teaming up to host the Honesty Oscars! This campaign honors inspirational organizations, activists, and artists who make our world more transparent and hold our governments and corporations more accountable. And once again, YOU get to choose the winner! Visit honestyoscars.org to vote on…

How a Côte d’Ivoire health club is helping people living with chronic diseases

This story by Angeline Anoble and Oumar Touré was originally published on Jhpiego. Learn more about Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, here. Kone Kassim had a persistent cough and was losing weight. Although the 57-year-old farmer was skeptical of the benefits of modern medicine, he took the advice of a family member and visited…

NEW VIDEO: Poverty is Sexist

There’s nowhere on earth where women have the same opportunities as men. That’s why we’ve partnered with Don’t Panic to produce this powerful video: Our goal was to create something that people around the world who have experienced sexism could relate to, while encouraging viewers to see that their struggles are linked to the struggle…

Serafina’s family encouraged her to stay in school. Now she wants other girls to have that chance.

Story and photos by Megan Iacobini de Fazio Having lived through violence, discrimination, and subsequent displacement in South Sudan, it is difficult to understand why Serafina might want to go back. At 20 years old, she should be in her first years of university, but has instead just completed her primary school exams. “As soon…

This afterschool program gave Constance confidence to thrive in school and beyond

Story and photos by Rebecca Rwakabukoza Constance Amusugut found out she was pregnant when she was about two months along. She was 15. The first person she called was her boyfriend — the father of the child — but after that initial conversation when she told him about the baby, he started avoiding her phone…

Zipora started a coffee co-op that’s transforming her community

Story and photos by Gaius Kowene Zipora Nyituriki stands in the library of Akilah Institute, an East African college with a mission of empowering young women in leadership roles. As the only women’s college in Burundi and Rwanda, Akilah offers a rare chance for students like Zipora to change their lives. Of the girls enrolled,…

Gayle Smith named president and CEO of The ONE Campaign

After an extensive worldwide search, the ONE Campaign has named Gayle Smith — a top advisor on development issues to two American presidents and one of the world’s leading experts on global development — as president and chief executive officer. Smith succeeds Michael Elliott, who passed away in July 2016, and Adrian Lovett, who has…

Read the letter that Bill and Melinda Gates just wrote to Warren Buffett

For the past few years, Bill and Melinda Gates have written an annual letter. Their goal? To broaden awareness and interest in key global health and development programs. In 2006, Warren Buffett donated the bulk of his fortune to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help fight disease and reduce inequity. A few months ago,…

These women’s rights activists inspire us to fight for equality

Right now, our newsfeeds are packed with incredible stories of women taking action. To honor the persistence and drive of those women, we’re taking a look at some truly influential women’s rights activists: Suffragists around the world Suffrage has been a worldwide movement with countless determined activists organizing for the right to vote in their respective…

One year later: Spotlight on the Electrify Africa Act

On February 8, 2016, President Obama signed the Electrify Africa Act (S. 2152) into law. But the story of this truly special piece of legislation starts a few years before that — when ONE decided to campaign for a bill to be introduced in the U.S. Congress that could help private and public partners invest in…

18,645 actions from members. 6,048 miles in a caravan. ONE Vote ’16.

With the force of nearly 2 million ONE members in the U.S., ONE Vote ’16 set out to educate and mobilize voters to ensure that the next president and Congress would be committed to using the United States’ strategic power to help end extreme poverty and create a safer and more stable world. We knew…

ONE remembers the incredible work of Professor Hans Rosling

ONE has learned of the sad news that Professor Hans Rosling passed away today in the presence of his family in Uppsala, Sweden. Hans was a great friend and supporter of ONE, as well as our predecessor organization DATA. In a world where opinions and false stories have the power to shape politics and the…

How Jake’s meme is raising thousands for his school in Ghana

This story by Yosola Olorunshola was originally posted on Global Citizen. Jake, a 5-year-old boy from a small village in Ghana, has inadvertently raised thousands of dollars for his school by becoming an internet sensation — entirely by accident. With cheeks you’ll never forget and an expression that means business, Jake’s face spawned a meme…

Gender data solutions go local: 6 innovative projects from Côte d’Ivoire

This post by Katy Johnson, Data2X Consultant, originally appeared on Millennium Challenge Corporation’s blog. An app that connects pregnant women with health providers. Jewelry that stores medical information. A web program that lays out career trajectories for girls. Show More Summary

We need you to write a letter to your senators

Thank you for signing our letter on girls’ education. We will be delivering that letter — with your name on it — directly to all 100 senators on March 8. But along with it, we also want to deliver 5,000 handwritten letters from members like you. Can you help us? We’re trying to ensure that…

Take action: Write to your senators and ask for support for the READ Act!

The READ Act is a bill that would help millions of children — including the 130 million girls out of school around the world — gain access to education. We know that education can lead to brighter futures, healthier communities, and increased economic growth for people and countries. Why is ONE so passionate about improving…

‘Child, Bride, Mother:’ See the multimedia NYT piece

In 2009, the militant Boko Haram group began its insurgency against the Nigerian government. The terrorist group drew global outrage after abducting more than 270 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok. Many of the girls were forced into marriage and motherhood. The Borno State Emergency Management Agency estimates that thousands more women and girls have…

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