Makoko has the dubious honour of being dubbed the world’s largest floating slum: up to 300 000 people are said to live here – in full view of every person stuck in the notorious Lagos traffic on Third Mainland Bridge. Some view the settlement as an eyesore, and there have been repeated attempts to move parts of the community, sometimes by force. The air is prickly with tension when we arrive. We learn that a community dispute erupted in violence...
Girls and Women
This Valentine’s Day we celebrate five powerful couples who are spreading the love by using their influence and resources to make the world a better place.
A woman’s chance of dying from pregnancy and childbirth is 1 in 13 in Nigeria, so Adepeju Jaiyeoba decided to do something about it.
African Women have been instrumental in shaping African society and are a vital force for development - as leaders, mothers, entrepreneurs, consumers, employers and employees. This year ONE joins the New African Woman Forum (NAWF) bringing together female leaders from business, academia and civil society, as well as key decision-makers from the public and private sectors. The aim is to find innovative solutions and strategies to enable a sustainable transformative growth in Africa. The Forum invited our amazing ONE Champions from...
At 24, Esther became the first female commercial pilot in Rwanda. It shocked a lot of people...
This year, these individuals and organisations decide to turn the concept of Valentine's Day on its head by sharing the love with vulnerable and disadvantaged members of their communities.
After a rigorous three tier selection process, ONE and SABC are excited to announce South Africa’s first ever Strong Girl!
Here are some amazing things two famous South African men said about South African women and women in general to inspire you to nominate your Strong Girl.
As the women’s month comes to a close, ahead of the annual UN General Assembly in New York, SABC and ONE are launching the Strong Girl Campaign with the aim to engage South Africans on the importance of putting women and girls at the center of their UNGA commitments where new development goals will be agreed.
Every strong girl looks up to other outstanding women to keep her inspired. As we celebrate South Africa women’s month, the ONE Campaign in Africa celebrates these amazing women who have made their mark.