Judi’s story: How I escaped child marriage in Kenya

Judi’s story: How I escaped child marriage in Kenya

“I came here with my stepmother when I was 15. My father wanted to marry me to a much older man but I was a young girl at the time. I remember how my stepmother refused my father’s wishes. We packed our belongings overnight and left to join the other women of Umoja”.
afriLeaks: new platform allows whistleblowers to expose corruption

afriLeaks: new platform allows whistleblowers to expose corruption

Transparency is one of the big issues we campaign on, so we’re excited to hear about a new platform that’s just launched: afriLeaks. Inspired by the original concept of Wikileaks, afriLeaks allows journalists, whistle-blowers and yes even you, to leak confidential documents of public interest.
VIDEO: Your world. Your choice.

VIDEO: Your world. Your choice.

We can leave this world better than we found it. In 2015, we have a unique chance to demand a better world. Our leaders will make a new global plan that could end extreme poverty for good. But only if it’s really great. Watch the video, then choose the world you want to live in.
Make your personal pledge to do more & #demandbetter

Make your personal pledge to do more & #demandbetter

This year I’m going to be more demanding. Will you join me? This year is unique - world leaders are making a new global poverty plan and if it’s really, really great, we could end extreme poverty for good. There’s never been a bigger moment for our movement. And we’ve never needed you more.
15 moments that could change the world in 2015

15 moments that could change the world in 2015

#Globalcitizens of the world unite – for this year we have an historic world leaders' summit and a confluence of conferences. World leaders will be deciding all our fates for us, so we need to #demandbetter from them, and remind them they work for us. Here are the key movement moments when activists must be loud and clear.
The New Millenium Development Goals: The 2015 crunch

The New Millenium Development Goals: The 2015 crunch

The Millennium Development Goals expire this year. After a 15-year run they have come to demonstrate the most ambitious attempt by the global community of nations to unite behind specific altruistic development objectives ever devised. While criticised by some as too wooly, one has to admit some impressive achievements.
Yaya Toure: “Our fans treat us like heroes, but I am no hero”

Yaya Toure: “Our fans treat us like heroes, but I am no hero”

We are Africa United is a new global team of football stars and health organisations who are banding together to support those who are on the front line. In this video, global football stars including ONE ambassador Yaya Touré, Patrick Viera and Patrice Muamba state: "I'm no hero" but the health workers fighting Ebola are.