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Why this Nigerian chose rural farming over a suit and tie

Why this Nigerian chose rural farming over a suit and tie

A version of this article, written by Kate Douglas, was originally published by How We Made it in Africa  In 2007, when Lawrence Alaba Afere graduated from university, he shocked his family with the news that he was not going to use his business management degree to get a high-paying job in the big city. Instead, he&hellip......
Afghan Men Are Getting Trained to Be Feminists

Afghan Men Are Getting Trained to Be Feminists

A version of this article, by Jennifer Swann, a culture and lifestyle reporter covering the intersection of pop culture and social justice, originally appeared on TakePart.  Emma Watson, U.N. Women’s goodwill Ambassador, has spent the last year trying to convince men that women’s equality is more than just a women’......
How to celebrate UN’s International Day of Friendship – ONE Style

How to celebrate UN’s International Day of Friendship – ONE Style

Friendships enhance and enrich our lives. Whether they arise from sharing a juice box during recess, a dorm room in college, or a cubicle and crazy boss, life is kinder, gentler, more interesting and more fun when you don't go it alone. Today is International Day of Friendship, so it’s time to gather those juice box-sharing...
Beyond the facts: when inspiration turns into real advocacy

Beyond the facts: when inspiration turns into real advocacy

By Michelle Shermer, ONE member As a homeschooling mother of five children who are now teenagers and young adults, I’ve learned never to know what to expect. So when ONE approached us with curriculum developed by Scholastic designed to teach about energy poverty, I felt a bit hesitant. Would my teenagers understand the issu......
Fight to live

Fight to live

This blog comes to us from Sarah Buchanan at The Kula Project. All photos are courtesy of Bobby Neptune. As we were driving down the red, dusty roads of Kayonza, Rwanda, our Country Director Egide turned to me and said, “There is a group of women that has requested to meet with us.” Although this…...
Blogging from Beantown: #ONEonTour in Boston

Blogging from Beantown: #ONEonTour in Boston

Julie Barth, a long-time ONE member, wrote this piece for us after volunteering with #ONEonTour at the Boston U2 shows. So I’m standing next to the stage waiting for U2 to come on. I’m looking up at the rafters of the Boston TD Garden and I see championship banner after championship banner with some of…...
The Little Red Dot Saving Lives in India

The Little Red Dot Saving Lives in India

A new patch for women is helping supplement iodine-deficient diets in a fashionable, innovative way. Priti Salian is a Bangalore-based journalist. A version of this piece was originally published here by Take Part.  Ashwini Raut, 25, leads a healthy, happy life right now in her hometown in rural Maharashtra, India, as she p......
Photo Essay: Radiant Women of Rwanda

Photo Essay: Radiant Women of Rwanda

This blog was brought to us by our partner, Indego Africa – a nonprofit social enterprise that empowers female artisans in Rwanda. As the old adage goes, a picture is worth 1,000 words. And while it might be a cliché, we have to admit that images have a unique power to transport us into other…...
From Cindy McCain: Women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

From Cindy McCain: Women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

By Cindy McCain Cindy McCain is the July, 2015 curator of ONE Girls and Women. Throughout the month she will be sharing stories about several humanitarian causes. This week, she’s focusing on female empowerment in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. I just returned from Congo and I find it difficult to adequately com......
How an unlikely activist became a ONE leader

How an unlikely activist became a ONE leader

I am an unlikely activist. As a college student I focused on preparation for ministry and ‘saving souls.’ My dreams, plans, and desires centered on how to be more effective in youth ministry, camps, mission trips, etc. I strove to make an impact, and what mattered was how the now impacted the ‘future coming glory.’&he......
U2 in Chicago: 5 Days and 5,000+ New ONE Members!

U2 in Chicago: 5 Days and 5,000+ New ONE Members!

The U2 Innocence + Experience tour recently came to Chicago for 5 nights of awesome music, and we knew that it was a great opportunity to recruit new members to the ONE Campaign. Each night of the tour we asked concert-goers to sign our petition for Poverty is Sexist campaign. This international petition tells world leaders......
ONE on Tour: Two nights in Toronto with U2

ONE on Tour: Two nights in Toronto with U2

As members of the ONE Campaign, we know the powerful effect that volunteer advocates can have on the world. Yet, after spending 2 days with the ONEonTour team in Toronto on a mission to get U2 fans to sign the Poverty is Sexist petition, I realized how transformative volunteering can be for the volunteer!
The Luxury Resort Island Where Residents Don’t Have Running Water

The Luxury Resort Island Where Residents Don’t Have Running Water

A version of this article, by Jennifer Swann, a culture and lifestyle reporter covering the intersection of pop culture and social justice, originally appeared on TakePart.  To the thousands of European and American tourists who flock to it on vacation, the village of Matemwe Beach looks like a tropical paradise: white san......
Cindy McCain calls for an end to human trafficking. Now.

Cindy McCain calls for an end to human trafficking. Now.

By Cindy McCain Cindy McCain is the July, 2015 curator of ONE Girls and Women. Throughout the month she will be sharing stories about several humanitarian causes. Her first topic of focus is human trafficking. It’s been a big week for the fight against human trafficking in America.  Like so many others who work to…...