“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”.
The recent HSBC scandal gives a glimpse of the industrial scale of money held in tax havens. Some banks have let tax evasion, money laundering and corruption happen under their watch. And if you’re like me, you’re probably feeling pretty angry. That's why we're campaigning for data on money held in tax havens to be releas...
The African Union Summit ended in Addis Ababa with the launch of the High Level Panel Report on illicit financial flows in Africa. Read the main recommendations and what this could mean for the continent.
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.
This week in Addis Ababa, I attended Gender Is My Agenda Campaign (GIMAC)’s pre-AU Summit Consultative Meeting on Mainstreaming Gender in the African Union and its Member States. This year, gender issues are not only being streamlined in the key policy processes on the continent – they are the priority.
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.
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.
Dear World Leaders (Cc: Everyone else), There are moments in history that become turning points. In our view, 2015 will be such a moment. It is the most important year for global decision-making since the start of the new millennium.
#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 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.
My name is Eva, I’m 14 and live in Malinzanga, Tanzania. I want to wish you a Happy New Year, and ask you if you’ll do something amazing with me in 2015. This year I finished my primary education at Mlowa School. It’s not been easy – my parents have not always been able to…...
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.