Photo Series: Portrait of the Himba

Photo Series: Portrait of the Himba

In the desert of Namibia’s remote Kunene region bordering Angola, live the Himba, a fascinating, semi-nomadic people whose way of life has virtually remained unchanged from that of their ancestors.
Photo essay: Images of empowerment

Photo essay: Images of empowerment

The power of an image should never be underestimated. But why is it sometimes so difficult to find uplifting photos? The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation teamed up with Getty Images to change this situation. Last summer, South Africa-based photojournalist Jonathan Torgovnik visited several communities throughout Kenya, Senegal and…
10 surprising facts about mothers and their kids

10 surprising facts about mothers and their kids

We love all moms around the world! We began our Mother's Day celebration last weekend when the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a healthy baby girl, HRH Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. There is much to celebrate, as the new royal baby has been born into a world where…
Interview: Chika Oduah on women, technology and “demystifying” Africa

Interview: Chika Oduah on women, technology and “demystifying” Africa

This post is part of ONE’s “Reporter Perspectives: Covering Africa” blog series. Chika Oduah has built her career on using journalism to advance women’s rights in Africa. Oduah is a Nigerian-American journalist and photographer currently based in Abuja, Nigeria. Last year, her coverage of the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram—a…
9 laws that are totally sexist

9 laws that are totally sexist

Beyoncé had a point to "If I Were A Boy." What if women and girls had the same opportunities as males around the world? Now, don’t get me wrong, huge progress has been made in the fight for equal rights, such as votes for women and in some…
What makes societies happy?

What makes societies happy?

The idea that the happiness of people should be a goal of public policy is not new. As early as 1809, Thomas Jefferson stated publicly his belief that “the care of human life and happiness… is the only legitimate object of good government.” And yet, for the lion’s…
Show us your #strengthie!

Show us your #strengthie!

We wanted to let you in on some big plans we have for today. We need your help to really make a splash… Two months ago, we launched a bold new campaign with a simple - but pretty darn powerful - message: Poverty is Sexist. And today, we're trying something…
#ONEHeifer #Malawi beginning on #MothersDay

#ONEHeifer #Malawi beginning on #MothersDay

This weekend, ONE and Heifer International will be traveling to Malawi with a delegation of writers and social media influencers who will use their voices to share stories of success and hope with their highly engaged online communities. Through our visits and storytelling, we hope to engage communities…
Photos: Young change-makers in Liberia

Photos: Young change-makers in Liberia

Earlier this month, Blair Glencorse from Accountability Lab did an Instagram takeover for ONE while in Liberia! He visited with young change-makers in Liberia who are changing their societies in super creative ways. We love how he captured each of these stories: This is Janet Ricks, a member of @accountlab's…
These kids get it

These kids get it

By Julie Barth I am a 2nd grade teacher, currently in my 20th year as a classroom educator. In a partnership with Scholastic, we have been learning about electricity and sub-Saharan Africa. In sub-Saharan Africa, 35% of primary schools and 7 out of 10 individuals lack access to electricity.…
5 tips from Ban Ki-moon about ending poverty

5 tips from Ban Ki-moon about ending poverty

How can we end extreme global poverty for good? Ban Ki-moon, the head of the United Nations, has some ideas. Ki-moon was in Washington, DC last week to talk about poverty, Ebola and tons of other issues important to ONE. He even attended the very cool Global Citizen…