The World Bank released its latest official extreme poverty estimates – showing that the proportion of people worldwide living in extreme poverty declined by 65% between 1990 and 2012. This represents 1.1 billion people lifted out of extreme poverty and puts us two-thirds of the way towards finishing the job.
Yesterday in Stockholm, three scientists were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering drugs to treat parasitic diseases such as malaria, river blindness, and elephantiasis. Amazing!
Dr. Denis Mukwege's Panzi Hospital has treated the gynecological injuries of some 40,000 women, half of them survivors of sexual violence. Recognizing that it takes more than just medical care to recover, the hospital also provides therapy, temporary housing, and other services to help women get their lives back together.
It’s no secret that ONE stands #WithStrongGirls. So when we heard about the SHE by Spark* program, we couldn’t wait to find out which female entrepreneurs Spark* would find and support this year. These ten amazing women are striving to improve the lives of women and girls in South Africa!
Want to tell the world about the Global Goals? Come to our New York City event on Thursday, September 24—or join an Under One Sky event near you. Share your pictures and create buzz on social media with #LightTheWay!
Each of the party leaders should promise to reverse the cuts to Canada’s financial support for humanitarian and global development efforts. That’s the message of an op-ed from ONE’s Canada Director, Stuart Hickox, and broadcaster George Stroumboulopoulos in the Ottawa Citizen. "The last few weeks have weighed heavily…
A victim of female genital mutilation, Tanzanian Rhobi Samwelly does incredible work for women’s rights. She started Safe House, a place for girls to escape FGM. “I wanted girls to have the support in saying no that I never had. To realize they can have control over their bodies.”
After struggling to afford his own education, Moshin Juma started holding literacy classes for children living in Kampala’s slums. Funding the project remains difficult, but the effort has grown to include a football academy, jewelry-making classes, and a shoemaking workshop—and perhaps one day, a primary school.
“I dream of a village where people are self-sufficient in food, have good access to water and a change of clothes, have access to education and medicine and a positive attitude to innovation.” One Tanzanian student is helping to build a bright future for his village via sustainable agriculture methods.
Spiritual leaders have always been at the forefront of social justice issues. To celebrate Pope Francis' recent visit to the U.S., check out these quotes from faith leaders on fighting poverty, practicing compassion, and working towards creating a more equitable world!
Kakenya Ntaiya’s mission to ensure girls in her community never have to endure FGM has inspired the world. This week, as part of her curation for ONE Girls and Women, Kakenya has been sharing photos of her mission in action featuring the students of Kakenya Center for Excellence. All photos courtesy…
From 3,000 nominees and 24 semi-finalists, Mpho MacChambers has been selected as South Africa's Strong Girl! Her role will be to advocate with ONE to the South African government on placing investments in women and girls at the center of its fight against poverty.