Now, don’t get me wrong, huge progress has been made in the fight for equal rights, such as votes for women and in some parts of the world, governments that have equal representation, HOWEVER, there are still many obstacles in the way when it comes to achieving equality of the sexes.
Mosquitos aren’t popular; there is no getting around that. Whether you are off on a holiday with your gal pals to the Greek islands, or heading off into the unknown somewhere rather swampy to find yourself, people are always warning you about these little critters and recommending all manner of creams and pills to stop them...
Poverty and gender inequality go hand-in-hand; girls and women in the poorest countries suffer a double whammy, of being born both in a poor country and female. To see the extent of this disadvantage, ONE analyzed the situation for girls and women in least developed countries cross key gender indicators.
Every year, the global health community marks April 25th as World Malaria Day—a time to reflect on the toll of the disease, the progress we’ve made in combatting it, and the work ahead. But this year, with the Ebola crisis still hovering over West Africa, things feel a little bit different.
On Sunday as many as 800 people are believed to have drowned when a boat carrying migrants capsized in the Mediterranean. We are joining forces with Save the Children to tell European leaders to #RestartTheRescue and also address the root causes that drive so many people to make this dangerous crossing.
It’s just three weeks until the UK general election and the pressure is on parliamentary candidates to secure your vote. Across the country we’ve been asking them to sign our Just Say Yes pledge which means that, if elected, they will do what they can to help end extreme poverty. Today we’ve launched an online…...
Today, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee (OECD DAC) released the preliminary Official Development Assistance (ODA) figures for 2014, showing how much donor countries gave in total development assistance last year.
Today is World Health Day and the theme for 2015 is Food Safety. Now, this may take you back to begrudgingly putting your hair up during food tech classes to avoid the stray-hair-in-your-pasta-drama, but food safety is actually about a LOT more than a strand of additional protein accidentally landing in your spag-bol!
Dear Mother Earth, on behalf of the rest of humanity, I’m sorry for what we’ve done to you. We’re destructive, greedy, selfish and, well, just plain nasty. That being said, I hope you haven’t lost hope in us just yet because we are a new generation that is about to take the reigns, and I think you’ll dig us.
Dubbed the "Princess of Africa" by her fans, Chaka Chaka has been at the forefront of South African popular music for 30 years and is this week celebrating both her 50th birthday and 10 year anniversary as an international development campaigner!