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The Spirit of Ramadan: Eating less and giving more

The Spirit of Ramadan: Eating less and giving more

The 1 billion people who observe Ramadan are probably aware that today marks the halfway point of this special month. In observance of Ramadan, we bring you a blog from guest author Lina Hashem of the charity Islamic Relief USA. Noah is not Muslim, but like many people displaced by conflict in South Sudan, he’s practical......
Photos: Children of Africa

Photos: Children of Africa

This is a photo series from photographer, Darren Ornitz. He is based out of Brooklyn, NY and working as a freelancer for Reuters, his work has been published in the New York Times, Travel + Escape, Afar, and by various other publications and NGO’s. 116 million girls aged 15 to 24 in developing countries have never…...
Gouda in the Congo? Gourmet Cheese Is Coming out of a War Zone

Gouda in the Congo? Gourmet Cheese Is Coming out of a War Zone

The craft of cheese-making has been thriving in one region of the Congo, dubbed the ‘Switzerland of Africa’. David McNair is an award-winning reporter and editor based in Charlottesville, Va. He runs the hyper-local news site The DTM and his fiction has appeared inVirginia Quarterly Review. A version of this was......
It’s Time to Talk About Menstruation

It’s Time to Talk About Menstruation

In developing countries menstruation can be a curse. Lack of access to proper management and hygiene practices disempowers girls and women and often leads to serious health concerns, as well as harmful social practices.
Humans of South Africa: The Sandanezwe Disability Project

Humans of South Africa: The Sandanezwe Disability Project

This is the second in a series of posts on a study abroad in South Africa by Juliet Schear. You can read the introduction to and part 1 of the series here.  The Disability Project – Sandanezwe, KZN Tucked away in the sprawling mountains and grassy hills of Sandanezwe lays a hidden gem: The Sandanezwe Disability Project.&......
Real Men Wear Babies

Real Men Wear Babies

In celebration of Father’s Day on Sunday, we are excited to feature a post by guest author, Doug French. He is a blogger and founder of the Dad 2.0, Summit, an annual conference designed to foster open conversation about the changing voice and perception of modern fatherhood. He is among a group of dad bloggers committ......
Fighting Fistula in Kenya: Two women’s endeavor to end discrimination

Fighting Fistula in Kenya: Two women’s endeavor to end discrimination

Article and photographs by Siegfried Modola, a photojournalist based in Kenya.  Obstetric Fistula is a severe medical condition affecting over a million women in developing countries, many of which are in Africa. The condition, caused by prolonged or failed childbirth, creates a constant leaking of urine, feces, and blood ......
Fighting HIV/AIDS through economic opportunity

Fighting HIV/AIDS through economic opportunity

This blog was brought to us by our partner, Indego Africa.  More than 200,000 people between the ages of 15-24 live with HIV/AIDS in Rwanda. Even more are affected by the disease – struggling with taking care of ill family, or dealing with the loss of parents, guardians, or other relatives. At Indego Africa, we…...
Photo essay: Matt Damon and Gary White of Water.org in Ethiopia

Photo essay: Matt Damon and Gary White of Water.org in Ethiopia

In case you haven’t heard, Matt Damon is curating our ONE Girls and Women website throughout the entire month of June. It’s kind of a big deal. Not just because he’s an extremely talented and world famous Academy Award-winning actor, but because he is the co-founder of Water.org, a non-profit organization tha......
Humans of South Africa

Humans of South Africa

By Juliet Schear “I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world” – Mary Anne Radmacher Four months ago I stepped off of a plane in Durban, eagerly anticipating the adventures ahead of me during my study abroad program. However, the moment I saw the tin roofs…...