Helen Hector

Helen Hector
Helen is currently the Digital Content Manager at ONE International. Previously, she worked at ActionAid UK as Youth Engagement Officer, and for the EQUALS coalition as Project Manager.

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Did your voice make a difference? We report back – in reaction GIFs

Did your voice make a difference? We report back – in reaction GIFs

For the past few weeks and months, ONE members have been on a mission to get the attention of decision makers all around the world. They’ve been creative, persuasive and above all, persistent. Together they signed 69,352 petitions, sent 5,859 tweets, delivered 15,703 postcards, made 336 phone calls and held 112 lobby meetin......
VIDEO: Mandela’s speech on poverty, which inspired a generation

VIDEO: Mandela’s speech on poverty, which inspired a generation

10 years ago today, Nelson Mandela gave this inspirational speech to 20,000 people gathered in London’s Trafalgar Square. It became a rallying cry for many of us on the journey to end extreme poverty. Nelson Mandela’s determination to see every South African treated equally, regardless of race, was echoed by a br......
7 of our favorite ONE member pledges to do more and #DemandBetter

7 of our favorite ONE member pledges to do more and #DemandBetter

Over the last few days, thousands of you have been using our online tool to make your own personal pledges for 2015. Here at ONE HQ we’ve enjoyed looking through them all and finding out who you are and what issues motivate you the most. Making your pledge is really simple to do: 1. Add…...
How Africa plays football

How Africa plays football

The 30th Africa Cup of Nations kicks off tomorrow in Equatorial Guinea so we’re celebrating the continent’s love of the beautiful game.  If you live in Africa, or have ever spent time travelling there,  you will have undoubtably seen children playing football (American soccer). Everywhere. If you pause to watch,......
How your bitcoins can help fight Ebola

How your bitcoins can help fight Ebola

All over the world, people are coming up with new and innovative ways to help shut down the Ebola crisis that is still affecting Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. We’ve already shared stories about how people in West Africa are responding, and now a start-up in Ghana has come up with another great idea: Bitcoin…...
Malala calls on world leaders to ‘do better’ in 2015

Malala calls on world leaders to ‘do better’ in 2015

Malala Yousafzai today becomes the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.  In this open letter to world leaders, she calls on them to seize the unique opportunity 2015 brings to “do better” – not just on education – but on development and climate, too.  We’re thrilled Malala has spo......

Trillion Dollar Scandal: The biggest heist you’ve never heard of

In 2014, we revealed a shocking scandal. Every year, more than a trillion dollars is siphoned out of developing countries. A trillion! That’s twelve zeros: 1,000,000,000,000. Imagine what that could mean to countries working their way out of extreme poverty. We’re not talking about international aid, which is making a rea......
Healthcare workers on the frontline of Ebola: Louise’s story

Healthcare workers on the frontline of Ebola: Louise’s story

This guest blog is from Liberian nurse Louise Gaye.  She works at ELWA Ebola Treatment Unit in Monrovia, and is featured in our Ebola: Waiting video alongside stars from around the world. While the world waited to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, healthcare workers like Louise have been there from the start. Ri......
How people in West Africa are responding to Ebola

How people in West Africa are responding to Ebola

The Ebola crisis needs a global response, there’s no doubt about that. Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone’s fragile health systems need both a short-term boost and long-term investment to shut down the virus, which is why we’re campaigning for the governments of every nation to step up and deliver funding and ......
21 things only activists will understand

21 things only activists will understand

1. When you meet someone who gets just as worked up about an issue as you 2. When someone thinks they know all about an issue because they saw a Leo DiCaprio movie 3. When a friend suggests you go to McDonalds or Wal-mart 4. When you are about to go street campaigning 5. How…...
FGM and early marriage: How you can help end it

FGM and early marriage: How you can help end it

A few years ago I met the bravest 16-year-old girl I think I will ever know. Her name was Tegla, and she lived in West Pokot – a remote and extremely poor area of northern Kenya where drought is common and life is hard. She had run away from her parents because they wanted her…...
Alternative World Cup: How Africa plays football

Alternative World Cup: How Africa plays football

If you live in Africa, or have ever spent time travelling on the continent, there is one thing you will have undoubtably seen: children playing football. If you pause to watch, you’ll probably be invited to join in. And if your enthusiasm doesn’t quite match your speed or skills (which it almost definitely wonR......
The 5 best 2014 World Cup goals so far

The 5 best 2014 World Cup goals so far

One week into the 2014 World Cup and there have been plenty of great goals scored already. At ONE we’ve been keeping an eye on the football, but have another really big goal we are focussed on: making sure every child around the world gets basic, life saving vaccines. So in a shameless attempt to…...