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Archived Since:February 21, 2010

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Interview: ONE chats with Dr. Lucica Ditiu, Executive Director of the Stop TB Partnership

World leaders have committed to defeat tuberculosis (TB), the leading infectious disease killer in the world that infected over 10 million people last year alone – more people than live in the entire country of Sweden. Few are better positioned to ensure this happens than Dr. Lucica Ditiu, the Executive Director of the Stop TB…

Joseph lost 17 family members to Ebola. But his faith and education are helping him help others.

Written by Arthur Rasco, director of the new documentary, ‘Facing Darkness.’ Photos courtesy of Samaritan’s Purse. It was 2:15 a.m. In the darkness, Joseph Gbembo ran as he pushed a wheelbarrow down the dirt roads of Foya, Liberia, to go get his brother, Prince, who had been vomiting all night. Prince had been at his pastor’s…

Madeleine Albright and Stephen Hadley urge Congress to reject President Trump’s dangerous budget proposal

Last week, the White House released the outline of President Trump’s budget request for 2018—and it proposes a cut of around one-third to the budgets of the State Department and USAID. Among those who’ve said that’s a terrible idea: Elected officials from both sides of the aisle, military officials, faith leaders, and of course, us. Show More Summary

Healthy kids for healthy schools: How nutrition affects education

Right now, 130 million girls around the world are out of school, either because they face social and economic barriers to attending or staying in school or because they are outright legally prevented from doing so. On March 8, International Women’s Day, ONE launched a massive campaign, #GirlsCount, to correct this injustice. As one of…

President Trump’s proposed cuts to State, USAID would be “shortsighted and devastating”

Today, the White House released the outline of President Trump’s budget request for 2018—and it proposes a cut of around one-third to the budgets of the State Department and USAID. There’s been a lot of talk from elected officials, military officials, and faith leaders about why that’s not a good idea. Now that there are actual numbers being discussed, we’re…

6 things you might not know about foreign aid

Today, the White House Office of Management and Budget released an outline of President Trump’s budget request for 2018, proposing a cut of more than one-third to the budgets of the State Department and USAID.  There’s been a lot of talk from elected officials, military officials, and faith leaders about why that’s not a good idea.…

More than 100 Christian leaders urge Capitol Hill to protect the international affairs budget

This morning, more than a hundred Christian leaders sent a letter to Capitol Hill urging our leaders in Congress to protect the international affairs budget. The signers—representing the Catholic and evangelical communities—include national leaders, pastors, heads of faith organizations, recording artists, and authors. Show More Summary

Interview: Bono and Bill Gates discuss pandemics, politics, and more

This interview was conducted by Mario Calabresi, Lola Huete-Machado, and Thorsten Jungholt and originally appeared in WELT, La Republicca, Le Figaro, and El País, all of the Leading European Newspaper Alliance, or LENA. One is wearing a tie and a suit, the other one a black t-shirt, boots, and earrings. One is the richest entrepreneur…

“Finding our voices:” An Oklahoma pastor on why he joined ONE and lobbied on Capitol Hill

By Jonathan Martin As a career church leader, pastor, and now founder of a fledgling Christian community in Tulsa, Oklahoma, I’ve spent most of my life in the trenches of soul work—a vocation that traffics in the invisible, unquantifiable, and impossible to measure. I still care about people’s souls, but have found myself increasingly mired…

“Strong women cannot be shaken”: South Sudan’s refugee sisterhood

This piece, written by Angela Wells with photos by Rachel Reed, is part of a reporting partnership between ONE and Refugees Deeply. BOROLI SETTLEMENT, UGANDA – Opia Joyce is raising 14 children, both her own and those of her dead brother. She is also the leader of a community group of three dozen women, all South…

How Madame Awahou Codjo partnered with MCC to help her fish business thrive

By Christopher S. Davis, MCC Deputy Resident Country Director, Benin Bass, red carp and sardine are among the wide variety of fish that fill the cold storage rooms of a small business owned by a female entrepreneur in Cotonou, Benin. AWA Fish, named after its proprietor, Madame Awahou Codjo, serves as a link between more than…

More than a data point: Making sure every girl counts

Data, calculations, statistics: words that may not exactly make you burst with excitement. But when we talk about eliminating extreme poverty or HIV/AIDS, getting girls into school and keeping them safe from violence and discrimination, or improving the lives of billions struggling to get by across the world, data all of a sudden becomes intensely…

Faithful advocacy: How to get your congregation involved with ONE

Time and time again, it’s been people of faith who have stepped into the breach when the need of the world was greatest. Debt relief and HIV/AIDS are among two of dozens of issues where congregations have made a real difference in the lives of those who face extreme poverty day-in and day-out. Today, we…

Why aren’t all girls getting the education they deserve?

By Aaron Benavot, director of the GEM Report, UNESCO One answer: poverty. Despite every government in the world promising free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education to everyone, 130 million girls are out of school today. It’s difficult to comprehend what that means for each one of the one hundred and thirty million girl…

Famine in South Sudan: We know what happens if warnings are ignored

By ONE Policy Manager Tahrat Naushaba Shahid and ONE Policy Director Kate Van Waes Hunger emergencies are on the rise in Africa. In South Sudan, the situation is so bad that a full-on famine was declared two weeks ago, the first famine to be announced anywhere in the world in six years, with 100,000 people currently facing…

IWD in photos: How ONE members around the world took action

130 million girls around the world don’t have access to education. That’s a global crisis—we need to sound the alarm to our elected officials. It’s up to us to push them to mobilize resources and support key policy reforms that get these girls in school. That’s why we launched one of our biggest weeks of…

It’s time to make education work for every girl

This post was originally posted on the Education for All blog. 130 million girls are out of school today. If this were the population of a country, it would be the 10th largest nation in the world – the size of the United Kingdom and France put together. The consequences are grave for these girls.…

Educating girls empowers them to be smarter, wealthier… and healthier

Pop quiz: what are the benefits of sending girls to school? You might answer that they will learn how to read, write and do arithmetic, all of which equip them to enter the workforce, earn an income, and contribute more to the economy … And you would be correct. But that’s only part of the…

#GirlsCount: How these artists, athletes, and entertainers are speaking up for girls’ education

130 million girls around the world are out of school. That’s a big number. But this isn’t about numbers: It’s about real girls with hopes and dreams being denied the fair chance of a future. So on March 8—International Women’s Day—we’re going to make the world pay attention to these girls by counting them. One by…

Live updates from one of our biggest weeks of activism EVER!

130 million girls didn’t go to school today. Not because they didn’t want to, but because they weren’t given the chance. They are denied an education for a variety of reasons, from cultural norms and costs, to violence and extremism. The result is that these 130 million girls don’t have a fair chance to live…

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