14 inspirational quotes from pioneering women

14 inspirational quotes from pioneering women

March is Women's History Month! Throughout history, women activists have been a source of inspiration and have made it possible for others to succeed in the work they do. We've collected together 14 quotes from pioneering women. May their words resonate through time and continue to inspire.
Five Women Farmers in India Growing a Better Future

Five Women Farmers in India Growing a Better Future

India has an estimated 20 million completely landless rural families. Providing these families with secure rights to a small patch of land gives them security and opportunity. When women are given the rights to the land, the benefits ripple even further – with women gaining economic empowerment and a greater voice in decisi...
Photos: The joy of learning

Photos: The joy of learning

Joe is a videographer and ONE Regional Faith Leader. He recently traveled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. I become a ONE Campaign volunteer after having seen countless men, women and children benefit from smart development programs overseas. As a journalist, I often document the…
7 Women Civil Rights leaders you need to know

7 Women Civil Rights leaders you need to know

By Aishling Thurow and Anna Lemberger, ONE Girls and Women February is Black History Month! Many extraordinary women, and often unsung heroes, played significant roles in the Civil Rights Movement and beyond. Their words and actions continue to inspire our work as we fight for a better and equal world…
11 Global campaigns that prove women rock

11 Global campaigns that prove women rock

By unlocking the full potential of girls and women around the world, extreme poverty could be ended for good. So we thought it appropriate to look back at some of our favorite global campaigns that prove that women totally rock. And most importantly - they show how important it…
Balash’s story: The only female vet in the Upper Nile

Balash’s story: The only female vet in the Upper Nile

By Ashley Hamer Balash is a unique young woman. She thinks she is the only female vet in Upper Nile state, the area of South Sudan in northeastern Africa where she lives. Given that South Sudan's literacy rate among women is 16 percent – the lowest in the…
Why we must invest in girls and women in humanitarian crises

Why we must invest in girls and women in humanitarian crises

By Jessica Uccellatori, Regional Gender and Protection Advisor, Mercy Corps & Kedar Mankad, Policy Officer Agriculture & Inclusive Growth, ONE If poverty is sexist, then girls and women in humanitarian crises are particularly vulnerable. Emergencies aren’t gender neutral. Whether natural disasters or manmade – they have different impacts…
Photos: The rock churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia

Photos: The rock churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia

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. Settled 2,600m high in the…
Two decades after the genocide, empowering female entrepreneurs in Rwanda

Two decades after the genocide, empowering female entrepreneurs in Rwanda

While just over two decades ago Rwanda experienced a brutal genocide, today it is one of the rising stars of Africa – thanks, in large part, to its women. Women have been at the forefront of Rwanda’s development, playing a crucial role in the country’s economic, social, political (and physical) reconstruction. Indego Af...