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!
Volunteering for ONE has given me the opportunity to be an active part of Great individuals that are saving lives and ensuring a better society. It’s been a fulfilling ride for me so far. I’m grateful for this great privilege and I want to do more.
Moksha Sommer, USA
I had become restless and frustrated feeling like my voice and opinion were ineffective and I desperately wanted to volunteer for an organisation whose mission I was in alignment with. The work that ONE does to change systems and empower people through positive means remains very inspiring to me. It is done through effective and morally sound methodology.
I believe extreme poverty and development are not isolated issues that only concern a part of the world but they are global ones that concern all of us. I joined ONE as we share the same beliefs and as this program represents a young, dynamic platform which allows us to amplify the voices of people around the world.
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.