She is 12 years old and is in 7th grade. She loves hanging around with her friends and like the other teenagers her age she likes being girly. She also gets on my nerves every now and then, but that’s what sisters are for, right?
If a family can afford school fees for only one child, it will likely be a boy who attends. If someone needs to fetch water or do housework instead of going to school, a girl will likely be chosen. If someone needs to stay home to care for younger siblings or sick or infirm household members, this will most likely be a girl.
This is the third blog in a series by our fantastic Youth Ambassadors in New York for this year’s United Nations General Assembly – where world leaders just agreed on a set of new Global Goals. Phil Reed is our Youth Ambassador in the UK and is writing about why it’s so important to achieve #GlobalGoal number&hellip......
Yesterday, in a soaring speech, President Barack Obama nailed what the new Global Goals are all about: a framework to raise human dignity and secure a better future. And he identified a teenage Tanzanian girl, Eva Tolange, whose words moved him to this insight.
The new Global Goal on health is about more than just access to healthcare. All the different aspects of global health are part of Goal 3: Maternal health, mental health, HIV/AIDS, malaria, child health and many other health-related issues that are all interlinked.
Yesterday, people in 70 countries around the world joined together to #LightTheWay for 17 goals that could end extreme poverty and improve the lives of billions of people! From India and South Africa to the UK and Brazil—people came together with flashlights, candles, mobile phones, and all kinds of lights, to hold a global
For the past few weeks and months, ONE members have been on a mission to get the attention of decision makers all around the world. They’ve been creative, persuasive and above all, persistent. So did it make a difference?
Our ONE Youth Ambassadors do not have it easy. From defending the international development budget in France, signing up 100s of MPs to the Just Say Yes campaign in the UK, letting the EU know that Poverty is Sexist, and taking on the G7 in Germany, they’ve already been pretty busy this year.
Meet Lois. A motorcycle junkie from the age of 13, she’s traveled over 50,000 miles by bike along the coasts of North and South America, across the United States, and through the entirety of Brazil and Iran (twice!) But one trip has the ONE office buzzing: riding four months straight to from London, England to Cape Town, So...
1 MILLION people around the world have stood with girls and women everywhere to say ‘Poverty is Sexist’, and asked our leaders to do something about it. Now that’s really hard to ignore. We’ve been really busy making sure world leaders get the message.
Africa is a huge continent made up of 54 countries and over a billion people. But did you know that in Ethiopia, clocks are upside down with our 6:00 at their 12:00? This and 12 other incredible facts are sure to turn you into the captain at your next trivia tournament.
Since we launched our Poverty is Sexist campaign in March this year, an astounding 1 MILLION people have signed our petition. Whaaat? Yep you read that right. This is a record-breaking campaign for ONE, especially because more than 750,000 supporters signed up across Africa, using their mobile phones.