I’d just asked the kids clustered in the classroom, “Which of you is about 14 years old, or born around the year 2000”. A swarm of hands shot up, and we picked out 15 teens that will be 15 in 2015. What would they say the priorities of their families and communities were?
I always wanted to do disaster relief work. The crisis started to take off. It was in the news a lot. People were talking about it. So I went online. I saw a position for an Ebola response nurse. To me it was just the right time. I was speaking with my husband and I was saying I can’t not do this. They need people.
Today, on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, I am very excited to tell you something we could only dream of a few months ago. The majority of the European Parliament is publicly committed to support the fight against extreme poverty! THANK YOU all ONEsters - you made this happen.
We want to get this out of the way quickly – international aid/foreign aid/official development assistance (ODA) – is confusing. There. We’ve said it. It's essential that all donor countries work within a clear framework to define and measure aid, but the current one isn't working. Here's 11 ways to put it right.
Sometimes the world just gets it right. The Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 has gone to two of the most inspirational people imaginable - a young girl and an old man, whose efforts have helped make our planet a fairer, better place: Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India.
This International Day of the Girl, we’re celebrating girls everywhere, the girls who are doing great things in their communities, and the girls who are our everyday heroes. Tell us who your #GIRLHERO is. Post a photo on social media of a girl who inspires you – your very own #GIRLHERO – and tag her in the post.
This week, just after the launch of ONE’s 2014 DATA Report, the OECD DAC launched its Development Co-operation Report (DCR) providing an overview of all financial resources available to developing countries.
In honor of #HeforShe and International Day of the Girl (October 11) we asked 6 guys - guys who work in the humanitarian and aid community - why they stand with women and girls for gender equality. Here's what they said.
As we stand on the brink of a new era in development, today we launch the 2014 DATA Report: Fighting Poverty and Financing Africa’s Future. It analyses whether governments – both in donor and African countries – are meeting their development spending promises and sets out a number of key changes they should make.
Today is Gandhi’s birthday. To celebrate, we’re testing YOUR knowledge of inspiring quotes. Can you tell which ones were said by Gandhi? Scroll through the quiz and see if you can get 100%. Some of these are tricky, so watch out! View Survey What was your score? Tell us in a comment below!...
My father was born in Sierra Leone and my parents married there, so I've always felt a connection to that country, but never as strongly as in recent weeks as the Ebola virus has stormed through Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, ravaging communities and taking innocent lives.