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…
Pope Francis on the impact of the world’s inequalities

Pope Francis on the impact of the world’s inequalities

A pivotal moment is set in the calendar in a few short weeks. In Addis Ababa on 13-16 July, leaders and Ministers from around the world will gather to discuss how to finance development, just before the new Global Goals the sustainable development goals – are set to be launched in September. 2015 represents an opportunity f...
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,…
Yoga Is Helping End Poverty in Africa—No, Seriously

Yoga Is Helping End Poverty in Africa—No, Seriously

One organization is spreading peace and love by helping marginalized youths earn a stable income as yoga instructors. By Melissa Catelli. A version of this post was originally published by Take Part.   For most travelers, a Kenyan safari involves days of patiently waiting for a glimpse of lions, elephants, or an…
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…
On World Refugee Day, you might be surprised who was a refugee!

On World Refugee Day, you might be surprised who was a refugee!

June 20 is World Refugee Day - a day dedicated to honoring the strength and determination of refugees: women, men and children forced to flee their homeland under threat of persecution, conflict and violence. There are more than 50 million refugees around the world, half of them under the age of 18.…
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…
Cheering for the Women’s World Cup

Cheering for the Women’s World Cup

It's no secret that we're cheering for strong girls and women around the world this year. We can't end extreme poverty without investing in girls and women everywhere. With the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 a week underway, we're pumped to be cheering for the teams from Côte d'Ivoire,…
10 things you didn’t know about extreme poverty

10 things you didn’t know about extreme poverty

UNICEF just released their most recent report and it's all about kids. In the context of the upcoming announcement of new Sustainable Development Goals, the report looks at the progress made on the Millennium Development Goals, and discusses what we should do next in the fight against extreme poverty. As we…
11 quotes to inspire you everyday

11 quotes to inspire you everyday

We can always use someone to look us in the eyes and to tell us we can do it! This past May, one lucky group of college graduates listened to the incredible Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as their commencement speaker. The author of three powerful novels and recipient of…
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…
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.
8 truly inspirational African artists you should know

8 truly inspirational African artists you should know

Contemporary art is a fast-growing field in Africa for young artists who want to make their voices heard. The following 8 artists use that voice to comment on social, economic, and political issues happening around them. Take a look at their art - do you recognize any pieces? Aboudia…