Africa

Will you stand #WithStrongGirls everywhere?

Will you stand #WithStrongGirls everywhere?

We want to let you in on something big we’re planning to do today. It’s going to involve thousands of people, standing with girls and women around the world, and we need your help to really make a splash! Two months ago, we launched a bold new campaign with a simple – but pretty powerful – message:......
Male farmers are up to 3 times more productive than female farmers

Male farmers are up to 3 times more productive than female farmers

This is part of our series of blogs exploring the facts about why #PovertyisSexist. Today we’re taking a closer look at the challenges girls and women face in the agriculture sector. Although the headline is a bit clickbait-y, this statistic is unfortunately true in some parts of sub-saharan Africa. However, not for th......
Award Winner Chika Oduah on women, technology and “demystifying” Africa

Award Winner Chika Oduah on women, technology and “demystifying” Africa

I really believe that in many places across Africa, women are the ones holding up communities. For example, a lot of African women I’ve come across are paying the majority of their children’s school fees or doing the bulk of the farming. The West audience has no idea because the African woman is often presented to them as...
Education is sexist?!

Education is sexist?!

Poverty and gender inequality go hand-in-hand; girls and women in the poorest countries suffer a double whammy, of being born both in a poor country and female. To see the extent of this disadvantage, ONE analyzed the situation for girls and women in least developed countries cross key gender indicators.
Kedibone Mdolo, South Africa’s Own TB-Fighting Superhero

Kedibone Mdolo, South Africa’s Own TB-Fighting Superhero

In fall 2008, Kedibone contracted TB on the job – an experience that changed her life forever. Now a passionate advocate for TB, she works tirelessly to empower patients and practitioners to combat stigma and “beat TB together.”
Ebola, one year later: What have we learned, and where are we going?

Ebola, one year later: What have we learned, and where are we going?

One year ago today, the WHO confirmed the first official cases of the West African Ebola outbreak in Guinea. In the 365 days since, those initial cases spread in unprecedented ways across the West African region, claiming more than 10,000 lives and infecting more than 24,000 people.
Why building relationships could help us build a new world

Why building relationships could help us build a new world

I loved being a ONE Student Leader because we were asking for something so simple and powerful: students’ voices... No matter how hard we tried though, some people just wouldn’t get it. The issues were too disconnected. This is why building relationships is the way forward...
10 times Nelson Mandela was spot on about ending extreme poverty!

10 times Nelson Mandela was spot on about ending extreme poverty!

10 years ago today, Nelson Mandela gave his now famous speech at the Make Poverty History rally in London’s Trafalgar Square, calling on world leaders to make poverty history ahead of the G7 talks being hosted in the UK. On this significant anniversary, we look at the 10 times Mandela was spot on when it came to his views o...
VIDEO: Meet Audrey, a volunteer nurse fighting Ebola in Liberia

VIDEO: Meet Audrey, a volunteer nurse fighting Ebola in Liberia

I always wanted to do disaster relief work. The crisis started to take off. It was in the news a lot. People were talking about it. So I went online. I saw a position for an Ebola response nurse. To me it was just the right time. I was speaking with my husband and I was saying I can’t not do this. They need people.
Can the world stay on track with Millennium Development Goals?

Can the world stay on track with Millennium Development Goals?

Can the world take the vital next steps towards ending global poverty? Or will we let progress slip away? That’s the challenge that the United Nations outlined recently, in its annual review of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) - clear, measurable targets for improving peoples’ lives around the world.