Girls & Women

Poverty affects girls and women disproportionately.

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This month's curator:

Rocky Dawuni

It is a great honor to curate ONE Girls and Women this month. In my native Ghana, where I grew up, women are the foundation of our community. My own mother has always been one of my greatest inspirations in both my music and humanitarian work, and I believe that a society shortchanges its path to progress if it does not tap into the full potential and contribution of its women in every sphere of development...

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Choose an issue and find out more about what's happening with girls & women around the world.*

  • ONE: Energy Poverty

    Lack of access to electricity and modern energy sources profoundly limits economic development, constrains people’s life chances and traps millions in extreme poverty.

  • Africare

    Africare is a leading non-governmental organization (NGO) committed to addressing African development and policy issues by working in partnership with African people to build sustainable, healthy and productive communities. 

  • Sustainable Energy for All

    The Sustainable Energy for All initiative brings together top-level leadership from all sectors of society – governments, business and civil society. Working together, we can achieve a broad-based transformation of the world’s energy systems and build a more prosperous, healthier, cleaner and safer world for this and future generations.

  • Solar Sister

    Solar Sister eradicates energy poverty by empowering women with economic opportunity.  We combine the breakthrough potential of solar technology with a deliberately woman-centered direct sales network to bring light, hope and opportunity to even the most remote communities in rural Africa.

  • Practical Action

    Practical Action works alongside communities to find practical solutions to the poverty they face. We see technology as a vital contributor to people’s livelihoods. Our definition of technology includes physical infrastructure, machinery and equipment, knowledge and skills and the capacity to organise and use all of these.

  • Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

    The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves seeks to mobilize high-level national and donor commitments toward the goal of universal adoption of clean cookstoves and fuels. Its ambitious but achievable goal is to foster the adoption of clean cookstoves and fuels in 100 million households by 2020.

  • Center for Global Development

    The Center for Global Development works to reduce global poverty and inequality through rigorous research and active engagement with the policy community to make the world a more prosperous, just, and safe place for us all.


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