The climate crisis affects the entire planet. And the African continent is feeling those effects the hardest. Africa is the most climate-vulnerable region, despite contributing the least to historic carbon emissions. As the crisis continues, global leaders must take action to lessen its impact. African countries are doing just that. Here are a few examples. Rwanda Photo credit: Jon Evans via Flickr Creative Commons Did you know that Rwanda is plastic bag-free? That’s right, since 2008, Rwanda has banned plastic bags entirely. In...
At the current rate of progress, it will take 286 years for the world to achieve gender equality. That’s… not a great number. Gender equality is essential in the fight against global inequality. When girls have the same opportunities as boys, great things happen. And sports can be a key way to empower girls on and off the pitch. To mark this year’s Women’s World Cup, we’re highlighting some female athletes and soccer stars who have started organizations that promote gender...
Did you know that 1 in 10 people are undernourished? Or that Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has caused food prices to skyrocket, especially in African countries? The world is experiencing a global hunger crisis, but how much do you really know about it? Here are 5 facts you need to know. 1 in 10 people are undernourished Yes, you read that right – 1 in 10 people on the planet are undernourished. That’s roughly 800 million people who don’t have enough food. Every person...
At ONE, we‘re big fans of activism. Activism and action are at the heart of change, and ONE has a network of activists and supporters who are working towards that every day. Now, you could read the Merriam-Webster definition, but why click away? Activism is anything that works toward raising awareness for a variety of issues or making a change. It‘s about demanding fairness and dignity for everyone. That‘s what we‘re all about at ONE: bringing activists together and being...
We know you‘ve browsed your Spotify Wrapped, but what about your 2022 Wrapped… ONE edition? Last year you fought back against some of the greatest challenges of our time – inflation, COVID-19, climate change, and many more. We broke down some of your greatest hits from 2022 to help you get motivated for another year of game-changing activism. Watch our video below to find out!
’Tis the season to give back! The end of the year means a lot of things — reflecting on the year that‘s passed, preparing for the year ahead, and giving back. Activists worldwide stepped up this year to do their part to make the world a better place. And this time of year is the perfect time to show them a little appreciation. Here are 6 gifts that give back for every activist on your holiday shopping list! Make a donation in...
The controversy surrounding this year‘s World Cup in Qatar reminds us that it‘s more important than ever to stand up for what is right. The host country has a questionable record of human rights, as well as denying rights to women and members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and more. That‘s why we‘re standing with footballers who are doing their part off the pitch to make the world a better place. Keep reading to meet 8 footballers who are fighting for...
It’s getting colder in the North, the leaves are changing colour, and scarves are back in our wardrobes. But as the cool breeze of winter sets in, so does our need for warmer holidays. But there‘s a catch. Climate change is going to make taking those warmer trips a bit more difficult unless we act now. From prolonged droughts to severe flooding, the climate crisis is affecting some of the world‘s natural wonders. In fact, in Africa, three-fifths of the...
Javaza is a girl with a dream. The 14-year-old from Namibia wants to become a lawyer. “I want to grow up, be somebody, and help other people in return,” Javaza shared. Mammadu, a non-profit in her home country, is helping students like Javaza get the education they need to pursue their dreams. Mammadu aims to be a safe place for children from the community whose parents might be working, abusing alcohol, or are deceased due to HIV/AIDS. Namibia‘s HIV infection...
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria is a global player that helps fight these three preventable diseases. This year, global leaders had the opportunity to reinvest in the Global Fund, and there was a huge amount at stake. In fact, the Global Fund could save 20 million lives by the year 2026 with its request for $18 billion. Watch our video below to find out just how big of an impact this is. So, how much did global...