Honesty Oscars 2015: Best Activist in a Leading Role

Honesty Oscars 2015: Best Activist in a Leading Role

Today, we unveil the second category in ONE and Accountability Lab’s Honesty Oscars: Best Activist in a Leading Role. Like the Academy Awards’ “Best Actor in a Leading Role,” this category honors an individual who has shown incredible leadership in the fight against global corruption.
These former child brides are standing up for girls in Ethiopia

These former child brides are standing up for girls in Ethiopia

Did you know, that around the world, 1 in 3 girls in developing countries are married before they are 18 years old. Early marriage is a violation of a girl’s fundamental human rights and crushes their life chances. We also know that early marriage and poverty are linked. Read more about the cycle early marriage and poverty ...
These brilliant girls are solving real-world problems with technology

These brilliant girls are solving real-world problems with technology

Women are largely underrepresented in entrepreneurship and technology. In fact, "one third of entrepreneurs are women, 4 in 1,000 female college freshmen want to major in computer science, and 50% of women who are in STEM careers leave the workforce." This is according to Technovation, a program of the nonprofit Iridescent, that…
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…
African proverbs about love

African proverbs about love

We LOVE celebrating Valentine's Day, because it means we get to share the love with our awesome ONE members. This year we decided to express our love through traditional African proverbs. And the best part: you can click the image to spread the love to your family and friends!…
Why faith leaders should pledge to think globally in 2015

Why faith leaders should pledge to think globally in 2015

Just like the well-worn adage goes, it is important that Christians and churches everywhere continue to think globally even as our hands and feet are engaged in the work of healing here at home. And by thinking globally I don't just mean giving global issues like extreme poverty and inequality a passing thought, but dedicatin...
Empowering Swazi girls through song, dance and GLOW

Empowering Swazi girls through song, dance and GLOW

I served as a community health Volunteer in Swaziland from 2012 to 2014, finishing in August. I had my share of long, dull days, and I had a few extremely busy ones. But much of my time went to a girls-empowerment program called Girls Leading Our World.
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…
Why I think 2015 is going to be momentous

Why I think 2015 is going to be momentous

Miranda Wolford is one of the 15-year-old activists taking action in 2015 to #DemandBetter from our leaders and to build the world she wants to live in. With the goals for our world’s future on the line, 2015 is going to be a momentous year. This is the…
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…