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!
Then last week, the Queen signed off on a new UK law (the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill) that ensures that information about company owners will be made public. And it happened because YOU took action.
If you were in charge of UK Aid, where would you spend it? On more doctors and nurses to help fight epidemics like Ebola as well as preventable diseases like malaria and HIV & Aids? On helping girls go to school and giving young women opportunity to thrive in countries where they are the most…...
Tonight is the night that David Cameron and Ed Miliband will be grilled for the first time in the run up to the general election. We're expecting a lot of political spin and sound bites but the question we really want answered is whether they'll join us in fighting extreme poverty. Will they Just Say Yes?