ONE has a network of Global Activists – in Africa, North America and Europe – fighting against extreme poverty and preventable diseases. Global Activists are advocates for ONE in their communities and beyond. The programme will take a few hours of your time a week and you’ll carry out a variety of creative and impactful actions in support of our campaigning and advocacy work.
In 2019 we set out with the ambitious goal of supporting the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria to help save 16 million lives between 2021 and 2023.
Over 150 Activists from across the US descended on Capitol Hill meeting over 200 congressional offices to call on Members of Congress to “step up the fight” against HIV and AIDS. More than 200 European Activists co-signed a letter to Commission President Juncker, while in Germany they took ONE’s ask to the streets of the Minister’s (very remote) constituency and the French Embassy. In the UK, a parliamentary lobby day saw 24 meetings between activists and key MPs whilst 1000s of postcards were written in The Netherlands.
At the replenishment conference in Lyon, Global Activists from Nigeria, Mali and across France took to the streets to raise awareness of the historic opportunity, speaking directly to world leaders, the media, and partners to advocate for an historic pledge.
The result? The Global Fund met its target for the first time, marking the largest replenishment of a multilateral health organisation in history!
I have always yearned to be a part of a global advocacy group that sees all people as equal. After meeting with the ONE team in Indianapolis, I was convinced that there’s no better place to join the fight than ONE. Walking on Capitol Hill to meet with Congress is one moment that I can never forget!
Since joining in 2020 I aim to amplify my voice, hold my leaders accountable and influence policies by lobbying decision-makers who have the power to promote social justice and reduce inequalities. As a ONE activist, I’ve been able to channel my voice rightly by taking part in global campaigns, signing petitions and mobilising youths for grassroots advocacy in my community
I became ONE Champion in 2020, since this was a good platform to advocate for meaningful youth engagement. As ONE Champion, I have engaged decision-makers, including National leaders, on matters affecting young people, such as unemployment, education, health, and leadership. ONE Champion is an excellent platform to ensure voices of young people are included in policy spaces
Having personally experienced injustice and having witnessed it too often pushed me to act for the preservation of human right. I continue to do so on a daily basis as a French Youth Ambassador for ONE. The concretisation of my ambition is rooted in my motivation to do my best to make the world a better place at my level.
I am a Youth Ambassador in Belgium. I was born in a country where poverty and inequality are always on the rise, and since I was a child I understood that people have different opportunities depending on where they live.The Youth Ambassadors Programme is a space where I engage with incredible people and learn how to turn ideas into actions
Since 2018, it’s been one of most enriching and inspiring experiences of my life. ONE is driven by a fundamental commitment to justice and equity on a global scale. Our strengths-based engagements such as meeting with MPs, speaking at federal committees, consulting on education and training modules, and much more.
Equal opportunities and social justice are fundamental values in which I believe and lead my actions. I decided to become a ONE activist to change the things I cannot accept. As a YA I had the chance to participate in several activities but what I loved the most was meeting local, national or European politicians.
An award for young people aspiring to careers in development policy.
Samantha Singh was the Coordinator of ONE’s Policy Team. In July 2020, she passed away aged 26. In her memory ONE has established the Samantha Singh Memorial Award for young people aged 16 to 26 aspiring to careers in development policy.