This orange food is fighting malnutrition

This orange food is fighting malnutrition

I grew up on the countryside in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains in western Uganda. To this day, I still encourage my own children to spend time at the farm, learning about the importance of agriculture and our family’s tradition and culture.
Tanzania’s Newest Celebrities: Female Farmers

Tanzania’s Newest Celebrities: Female Farmers

Some of America’s most popular competition shows feature amateur singers attempting to impress judges who can’t see them, celebrities trying to keep up with professional dancers, or single men and women looking for the 'one'. Tanzania’s popular reality series stars female farmers.
This woman leads the fight against sexual violence in DRC

This woman leads the fight against sexual violence in DRC

Jeanine Mabunda Lioko is in charge of the fight to end rape and child recruitment in the Democratic Republic of Congo. "We should not accept the indignity of women and children being used in armed conflict," she says in an interview with Michael Gerson of the ONE Campaign.
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’s issue. In…
Celebrate women and babies with Breastfeeding Week

Celebrate women and babies with Breastfeeding Week

This week, the world celebrates Breastfeeding Week. For mothers in the industrialized world with access to clean water, adequate health care, and economic resources, breastfeeding is a matter of personal choice, preference, and health considerations for a mother and her child. Yet for the world’s poorest women, breastfeeding…
8 inspiring #ONEderWoman who are changing the world

8 inspiring #ONEderWoman who are changing the world

Maya Angelou once said “how important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” And we couldn’t agree more, which is why every week on our Girls and Women page we’ve been highlighting girls and women from around the world who are using their…
Zanzibar’s Malaria Hunter

Zanzibar’s Malaria Hunter

Armed with two wheels, a tablet and lots of data, one woman takes on a deadly disease. For millions of Tanzanians, a potentially deadly disease is just one bug bite away. It is a threat that lurks in the shadows as the sun falls, flutters through holes in…
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…
These say everything about gender equality

These say everything about gender equality

Here at ONE we know that actions speak louder than words. Over 1 million people have taken action with us so far this year to tell world leaders that poverty is sexist and it's time to put girls and women at the heart of the development agenda. When…
Which world-changing woman from history are you?

Which world-changing woman from history are you?

Whoever you are - stand with girls and women everywhere. Throughout history, women like these have achieved extraordinary things, despite the barriers they faced. But today millions of girls and women in the poorest countries are still being held back from reaching their full potential. Poverty is sexist…
17 ways we’re going to change the world

17 ways we’re going to change the world

And when we say we: that’s the collective we, so people, get ready to change the world! How is this going to happen? Well, today something very exciting was announced. The global community has agreed on 17 goals that could end extreme poverty and improve the lives of…