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Today we won

Today we won

Great news! Today, 164 UK MPs supported the International Development Bill at its second reading in Parliament. There is more to do, but this is as close as we’ve ever been to legislating on our generation-old commitment of investing just 0.7% of our national income in aid. And it happened because you took action. ONE&h......
VIDEO: How to call your Member of Parliament

VIDEO: How to call your Member of Parliament

I’ve called my MP before. I was amazed. It was like speaking to an actual human being. I felt silly for ever being worried about it, but this video and script will help you pick up the phone and make sure your MP is turning up on Friday to support the International Development bill.
South Africa’s townships: a poem of determination

South Africa’s townships: a poem of determination

This past July I spent my summer holiday in South Africa. Three things stood out: the overwhelming sense of community, people's determination; and their sustainable living. One student I met, Nthateng, shared a poem she had written. It articulates everything ONE stands for.
7 Things you didn’t know about UK overseas aid

7 Things you didn’t know about UK overseas aid

According to my granddad, you'd probably think aid was in the top three things the UK government spends money on. In fact, for a British taxpayer earning £30,000 a year, just £37 - or 70p a week - would go on overseas aid. Here are the top 7 things you didn't know about UK foreign aid.
The power of youth: the potential to raise an army

The power of youth: the potential to raise an army

I recently met with Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund. The session raised some interesting questions about youth activism and the role of advocacy organisations such as ONE. So what did Osotimehin have to say about young people?
All that we want from you, is a promise you will be there

All that we want from you, is a promise you will be there

The campaign for "0.7" (calling on governments to invest just 0.7% of their country's income in development aid) feels like part of my DNA. It’s been going on longer than I’ve been alive. But with a little Spice Girls inspiration, we might be able to finish the job on 12th September. Well, almost.
Africa Fashion Week London: 6 designers to watch

Africa Fashion Week London: 6 designers to watch

In its fourth year, Africa Fashion Week London showcased the very best of African design with 40,000 people being treated to the collections of 200 contemporary African designers. We caught up with some of the continent’s most innovative designers to ask them for the insider tips and tricks to get the perfect look this summ...
Girl Summit: What does freedom mean to you?

Girl Summit: What does freedom mean to you?

Whether it's being yourself, taking risks or spending time with loved ones, we all have ideas about what freedom means to us. This video above was created by asking Instagram users what #FreedomIs to them. Join the conversation and let us know why you support everyone’s right to freedom.
Why I hate overseas aid

Why I hate overseas aid

I hate aid. I hate what it means. I hate that it exists today. So I’m fighting to make sure it no longer exists. Hardly something you’d expect to hear from someone volunteering for an international NGO, but it is true, I hate it.
Hey ‘Froggies’! Be more like the English

Hey ‘Froggies’! Be more like the English

All over France, strange postcards have been landing on the desks of MPs, policy makers and journalists. The message is simple but controversial: be more like the English. But before you think we've lost our minds here at ONE, there is method in our madness.
Afrikan Boy: A song for my mama

Afrikan Boy: A song for my mama

What this song means for the world is that no matter how dark things get, no matter how hopeless and pointless you may feel when you’re going for gold in what you do, remember only when it gets dark can you see the stars shine brightly. I hope this personal track gives you an insight into my life to remind you that we all a...
10 inspiring films on social change that you need to see

10 inspiring films on social change that you need to see

Films are great. They can capture your imagination and educate you about issues you might not know much about. But the best thing about films is that they tell you a story. So next time you’re going to settle down to a film with friends or family, why not watch one of these incredible films about social change.
Congratulations to the new ONE VOTE 2014 MEPs

Congratulations to the new ONE VOTE 2014 MEPs

Europe woke up on Monday to a new European Parliament after momentous elections took place across the EU. We’d like to say a huge congratulations to the121 newly elected MEPs who’ve already signed the ONE VOTE 2014 pledge.