Stand with girls and women everywhere

Poverty is sexist. It's about time someone said it. Being born female in one of the world’s poorest countries means your life will be harder, simply because of your gender. As a girl, you're more likely to be taken out of school. As a woman, you’ll find it harder to get credit or own land.

Unlocking the full potential of girls and women wouldn’t just transform their lives, or their families' - it could help end extreme poverty. Because when women rise out of poverty, they take other people with them too.

The fight for equality is already on. In developing countries, girls and women are breaking down barriers and achieving extraordinary things. Your voice can help them win the fight faster.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is hosting a meeting of the world’s most powerful leaders this June, so she gets to decide what gets talked about and acted on.

Show every girl and woman, no matter where they live, you’re on their side.

Dear Chancellor Merkel,

This year we can commit to ending extreme poverty - but we will only achieve this if we unlock the full potential of millions of girls and women. I'm counting on you to take real action that leads to real change - prioritising the countries and people that need it the most.


Tell European leaders: Don’t leave men, women and children to drown in the Mediterranean. #RestartTheRescue and address the root causes of extreme poverty and conflict that drive people to risk everything.

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Just Say Yes

In the lead up to the UK general election, and in the first few weeks as MPs settle into their roles, we need to make our voices heard. During their 5 years in office they must keep their promises to the world’s poorest people, and ensure that most of our aid budget goes to countries that have the least.

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Follow the money

The Bank for International Settlements has produced data on money held in tax havens, which would be invaluable in the fight against corruption. But there’s just one problem. They won’t make it public.

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Join ONE

By supporting ONE, you have the opportunity to take action to support effective, proven initiatives that are delivering results in the poorest places on the planet: protecting families from preventable diseases like AIDS and malaria, putting children in school, providing economic opportunity and stabilising communities.

Join the millions of people around the world who believe that where you live shouldn’t determine whether you live.