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.
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!
In fall 2008, Kedibone contracted TB on the job – an experience that changed her life forever. Now a passionate advocate for TB, she works tirelessly to empower patients and practitioners to combat stigma and “beat TB together.”
Issac Asimov once said, “Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.” If it is not your desire to live in darkness then please scrub away.
One year ago today, the WHO confirmed the first official cases of the West African Ebola outbreak in Guinea. In the 365 days since, those initial cases spread in unprecedented ways across the West African region, claiming more than 10,000 lives and infecting more than 24,000 people.
10 years ago today, Nelson Mandela gave his now famous speech at the Make Poverty History rally in London’s Trafalgar Square, calling on world leaders to make poverty history ahead of the G7 talks being hosted in the UK. On this significant anniversary, we look at the 10 times Mandela was spot on when it came to his views o...
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.
Can the world take the vital next steps towards ending global poverty? Or will we let progress slip away? That’s the challenge that the United Nations outlined recently, in its annual review of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) - clear, measurable targets for improving peoples’ lives around the world.
This year’s Africa Progress Report, Grain, Fish, Money: Financing Africa’s Green and Blue Revolutions offers a roadmap for the continent to develop a more dynamic and inclusive pattern of growth. In this way, the wealth generated by economic growth can lead to opportunities for all Africans to build better futures.
Our guest blogger today is Serginho Roosblad from Radio Netherlands Worldwide. Their My Song series is a weekly multimedia show that tells the personal story behind Africa’s most inspiring songs. In April 2011, when Ugandans began ditching their cars and public transport to protest disputed elections and rising food an......