When women and girls have the tools and opportunities they need to succeed, it's a win for everyone, everywhere. Despite the world continuing to make progress towards gender equality, that progress is still slow and uneven, and inequality continues.  Here are nine facts you need to know about gender equality.   1. 70% of health and social care workers are women   Women and girls are the first responders during crises. So much so that 70% of social and healthcare workers are women....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMZxCf6jCHE The impacts of the climate crisis are far-reaching. One impact is often overlooked: people's health. The people living in Kibera, an informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya, are experiencing that first hand. But the community is rising up to tackle the threat. A group called Weather Mtaani helps the community understand weather forecasts and prepare for climate-related health risks from things like contaminated water. They also organize clean-ups to allow water to flow out of Kibera. ...
Every day, our activists are raising their voices for change and inspiring others to fight for climate justice. Which is why we want to introduce you to some of these amazing activists from across Africa. Meet six ONE Activists — Adenike, Faith, Juliet, Moses, Tonny, and Chris — who are leading the fight against the climate crisis in their communities and beyond.  Chris Arunga, Kenya What inspired his activism: Chris first heard about climate change in school. But when the impacts...
Climate change is a global threat, yet its misconceptions are as diverse as the regions it affects. Africa, with its rich biodiversity, is often at the center of several myths regarding climate change. Let’s separate myths from facts on this critical issue affecting the continent. Keep reading to find out.  Myth 1: Africa contributes significantly to global warming. Contrary to popular belief, Africa is responsible for roughly 4% of global...
The climate crisis impacts everyone, everywhere. But the African continent is feeling its effects the most. It’s the most climate-vulnerable region, despite having contributed the least to historic carbon emissions.  As the fight for climate justice continues, it’s important to share on-the-ground climate stories about the continent and the people who live there. Here are a few documentaries to watch now to learn more about climate in Africa.  “Thank You for the Rain”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PO1-Z7kEyzo “Thank You for the Rain” follows Kenyan farmer, Kisilu Musya....
https://twitter.com/ONECampaign/status/1699407349859942860 Sometimes when people talk about the world, they're not actually talking about the whole world. But we have a few facts about a part of the world that's really vital and vibrant — Africa.  Keep reading to find out.  70% of the population of sub-Saharan Africa is under the age of 30 The youngest population on Earth is in Africa. That means there are millions of young people with ideas, innovations, and the potential to drive economies. Those are the people that...
Hotter days. Worsening air quality. More droughts, stronger hurricanes, and increased flooding. All these climate events impact everyone’s health. But they’re most likely to impact the most vulnerable places and people. So it’s also making inequality worse. Here’s how. It can help diseases spread more easily Climate change affects how infectious diseases develop and travel. Warmer temperatures create inviting new habitats for mosquito-borne illnesses — like the recent malaria cases in the US. It also extends the warm season, which means malaria-infected...
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...
Things… aren’t great in the world right now. If it feels like the world isn’t making the progress we need on climate change, equality, and poverty, that’s because, well, we’re not. It can be hard to conceptualize what this long-term progress should look like. To break it down, we created five stats that help put things in perspective. We also have some ways you can take action. We’re not powerless to these challenges, no matter how big and gloomy they...