VIDEO: Idris Elba’s Ebola message to world leaders

VIDEO: Idris Elba’s Ebola message to world leaders

Actor Idris Elba told world leaders to take urgent action on Ebola from the Mashable Social Good Summit in New York City this week. His message is a part of a short crowdsourced film being sent to world leaders at the UN General Assembly. Idris put special emphasis on the Ebola crisis, which…
Idris Elba: Stopping Ebola in its tracks

Idris Elba: Stopping Ebola in its tracks

By Idris Elba. This post was originally published in The Huffington Post. My father was born in Sierra Leone and my parents married there, so I've always felt a connection to that country, but never as strongly as in recent weeks as the Ebola virus has stormed through…
Why Development Begins with Women

Why Development Begins with Women

This post from guest author Melinda Gates first appeared on the Impatient Optimists website from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. One of the best parts of my job is the opportunity to talk to women and girls all over the world. As different as our lives may…
What do your books say about you? 6 smart women take a #shelfie.

What do your books say about you? 6 smart women take a #shelfie.

The fact that this song exists is proof that #selfie has gone totally mainstream. But may I introduce you to her older, smarter, wiser stepsister, the #shelfie? It's actually a "thing" - take a look: Thanks @blackwelloxford, we couldn't resist taking a #shelfie! Here's @KateFT, a shelf full…
Brave Nigerian schoolgirl shares her escape from Boko Haram

Brave Nigerian schoolgirl shares her escape from Boko Haram

Signa Mahung is an intern on ONE's Strategic Relationships team. She graduated from Harvard with a degree in Social Studies and will be moving to Brazil to teach English through the Fulbright Program in 2015.  Five months ago, almost 300 girls were abducted from their boarding school in Chibok,…
25 most shocking global poverty facts

25 most shocking global poverty facts

Halloween, schmalloween. The most shocking things in life aren't haunted houses or ghosts that go "BOO!" - it's what's happening right outside your window. I asked our policy team to share the most surprising, illuminating facts they've come across in global development. Here's what they said: 1. More people have access…
6 Guys who think girls can change the world

6 Guys who think girls can change the world

By James Nardella, Executive Director of  Lwala Community Alliance Traditionally, men have been on the sidelines in the struggle to advance the rights of girls and women around the world.  That's why the #HeforShe movement - which calls on men to be activists and allies in addressing the disproportionate hurdles girls…
Michael Elliott: The Nobel Prize for Kids

Michael Elliott: The Nobel Prize for Kids

Sometimes the world just gets it right. The Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 has gone to two of the most inspirational people imaginable - a young girl and an old man, whose efforts have helped make our planet a fairer, better place: Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan, who was…
Michael Elliott: Why the world must act now on Ebola

Michael Elliott: Why the world must act now on Ebola

This post by ONE CEO Michael Elliott was originally published on The Huffington Post.  To be at the United Nations on Sept. 25, for the Secretary-General's High-Level meeting on the Response to the Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak, was to experience a range of emotions. Horror at the scale…
VIDEO: Meet Audrey, a volunteer nurse fighting Ebola in Liberia

VIDEO: Meet Audrey, a volunteer nurse fighting Ebola in Liberia

A version of this piece was originally published on EbolaDiaries.com. What kind of people volunteer to fight the Ebola crisis in West Africa? People like Audrey Rangel, an Ebola treatment unit nurse from California. "I always wanted to do disaster relief work. The crisis started to take off. It was…
Take action for global child vaccines! Send a message now.

Take action for global child vaccines! Send a message now.

Agree or disagree: The US should help make sure that kids in the world's poorest countries (like these two babies below) don't die from completely preventable diseases - like diarrhea and pneumonia. How? By making sure they have access to cost-effective, life-saving vaccines. All kids deserve this chance.…
Interview: Nick Kristof explains the struggles of writing about Africa

Interview: Nick Kristof explains the struggles of writing about Africa

This post is part of ONE's “Reporter Perspectives: Covering Africa” blog series. This month, we sat down with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nicholas Kristof to discuss how he approaches writing about Africa.  “What connects people to issues is individual stories.” Nicholas Kristof, sitting across from me in a small…