Caitlyn Hendrickson

Caitlyn Hendrickson
Caitlyn works on research and publication for ONE's global policy team. She also focuses on how gender, women's empowerment and women's leadership intersects with ONE’s priority issues.

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Quiz: Think you know global agriculture?

Quiz: Think you know global agriculture?

How well do you know about global agriculture? Take this quiz to find out. The person who can answer the most correct questions in the least amount of time will win a ONE T-shirt at the end of the month.
Extreme Poverty: 14 hopes for global development in 2014

Extreme Poverty: 14 hopes for global development in 2014

“Fighting extreme poverty” may sound like a broad phrase and an impossible task, but our policy analysts have identified 14 development milestones that will ultimately aid the fight to end extreme poverty by 2030. If all of these things happen at the end of 2014, we can make real progress in the fight against ext......
ONE DC staff lend a hand with So Others Might Eat

ONE DC staff lend a hand with So Others Might Eat

Yesterday, a group of staff from ONE’s Washington D.C. office had the opportunity to step away from work, roll up their sleeves, and assist the local community by serving lunch to homeless and disadvantaged individuals at SOME - So Others May Eat. SOME was established in 1970 and has helped thousands of people get off the s...
The status of girls and women: The good, the bad and the ugly

The status of girls and women: The good, the bad and the ugly

Last week, I attended “What IS the Status of Women and Girls Around the World?,” a gender roundtable here in Washington D.C. During the Q&A, panelists from organizations like Women Thrive Worldwide, the World Bank and Save the Children answered questions on the status of women and girls globally. Are we are ma......
CNN celebrates Africa’s leading ladies

CNN celebrates Africa’s leading ladies

Photo credit: CNN On a continent battling extreme gender disparity and inequality toward women in many countries, the world watches intently as remarkable women continue to take the stage in African politics. Over the weekend, CNN program “African Voices” showcased profiles of African women shaping government in t......
Zimbabwe fashion company House of BarRue gives women path out of poverty

Zimbabwe fashion company House of BarRue gives women path out of poverty

This week, ONE and the Akilah Institute trained 46 women from the US State Department’s African Women’s Entrepreneurship (AWEP) program on social media for business. After the event, I had the opportunity to interview one of the AWEP participants, Barbara Rwodzi. She is the co-founder of the House of BarRue Knitwe......

The G(irls)20 Summit

Did you know there are 3.5 billion ways to change the world? For the past three years, the G(irls) 20 Summit (taking place this year from May 28 to 29) has hoped to show governments and the world the importance of empowering women and girls. The summit works in partnership with individuals, foundations, nonprofits, government......
A long road ahead

A long road ahead

Malawi’s new president, Joyce Banda, was recently sworn into office following the death last week of President Bingu wa Mutharika. The former vice president is taking office as Malawi’s first female president and only the second female African head of state next to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia. President Banda has her......
Girls ______ and boys______.

Girls ______ and boys______.

I’m sure you remember that taunting chant from elementary school, “Girls _____and boys _____;” I’ll let you fill in the blanks with “rule”, “drool” and any other concoctions your primary schoolmates may have imagined. In a very simple but impactful way, your peers were grading girls against boys and vice versa......

A-List: ‘Pray the Devil Back to Hell’

On the eve of International Women’s Day, I had the opportunity to attend a screening of the film “Pray the Devil Back to Hell” hosted by our friends at CARE. This bold film is the first in “Women, War and Peace,” a special five-part series on PBS that challenges the conventional wisdom that war and&h......
Bridging the gender gap: A new policy by USAID

Bridging the gender gap: A new policy by USAID

In a very unprecedented move, USAID announced a new gender policy a few weeks ago. The primary goals of the policy are to shrink the wide disparities between women and men, reduce violence against women and girls, and increase their capacity to make their own life decisions and fulfill their potential. But what does this&hell......
Think equal. Act equal.

Think equal. Act equal.

At ONE, you will often hear the jargon “siloed,” “cross-cutting” and “lens” when referring to our issues affecting global poverty. In reality, all the issues are cross-cutting and work hand-in-hand toward worldwide development. One lens that is important to ONE and gaining the attention of the international commun......
Nobel Peace Prize recognizes women’s contributions to global development

Nobel Peace Prize recognizes women’s contributions to global development

In the 110-year history of the Nobel Peace Prize, most honorees have been men. The first African woman to win was Kenyan activist Wangari Maathai, who was recognized in 2004 for her persistence in democracy, human rights and environmental conservation. But last week, the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize was honored to three campaigning......

ONE at the movies: The First Grader

This past weekend, the National Geographic Entertainment film, The First Grader hit theaters. This powerful movie is based on the true story of a Kenyan man who believed that “power is in the pen.” Since just returning from Kenya a few weeks ago, this film certainly struck a note for me. There, I had the…...