Here at ONE we know that actions speak louder than words. Over 1 million people have taken action with us so far this year to tell world leaders that poverty is sexist and it's time to put girls and women at the heart of the development agenda. When you invest in women and girls, they are able to pull themselves and their entire communities out of poverty.
For the past week, Twitter has been addictive for those with wanderlust or simply curiosity about the world due to the trending hashtag #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou. Do a quick Google search and you will see why the visual venture went viral: stunning photography of vibrant and varied landscapes, joyful glimpses into daily life across the continent, and proud displays of diverse cultures, architecture, art and fashion.
We want to get this out of the way quickly – international aid/foreign aid/official development assistance (ODA) – is confusing. There. We’ve said it. It's essential that all donor countries work within a clear framework to define and measure aid, but the current one isn't working. Here's 11 ways to put it right.
We just launched a new report with this shocking fact: at least one trillion dollars is siphoned out of poor countries EACH year, robbing governments of valuable resources that could be used to fund the fight against extreme poverty, disease and hunger. Why is this happening exactly? These 3 facts sum it up.
Our guest blogger today is Serginho Roosblad from Radio Netherlands Worldwide. Their My Song series is a weekly multimedia show that tells the personal story behind Africa’s most inspiring songs.  In April 2011, when Ugandans began ditching their cars and public transport to protest disputed elections and rising food and gas prices, Burney MC was getting inspired. The Ugandan rapper wrote the song “Walk to Work” for the same-named movement. In this video edition of My Song, the rapper talks about the urge he felt...
As Bill and Melinda Gates said in their 2014 Annual Letter earlier this month “By almost any measure, the world is better than it has ever been. People are living longer, healthier lives. Many nations that were aid recipients are now self-sufficient.”  Yet despite this fact, you’ve probably heard a lot of myths that paint a more depressing picture, especially around food and agriculture. “African countries can’t grow enough food to feed themselves” or “All farmers in Africa are poor”....