Earlier this month, we celebrated International Women‘s Day, where we highlighted a few women from around the world who are tackling the pandemic and working to end COVID-19. From inventors to leaders of major world organizations, these women have made strides in the fight against the pandemic. But we also want to hear from you, our global supporters. We asked you to tell us in a few words about the amazing women in your lives who have inspired you through...
In Cape Town, South Africa, NewDay United has stepped up during the pandemic to make sure everyone has access to a bright future. As an after-school program, NewDay United is addressing some of the inequalities exacerbated by COVID-19 and helping children and young adults build a better future. They‘re providing both hands-on learning and training, and tackling food security with homegrown solutions. Here‘s a look at how. Giving students a second chance to learn Abongile Bono, a 21-year-old from the township of...
Do you remember what you were doing on March 11, 2020? Whether you were watching Tiger King or celebrating Parasite‘s Academy Award, that date will probably live in history books for a very long time. That‘s because March 11, 2020 was the day that COVID-19 was officially declared a global pandemic. A lot has happened in those two years — from putting blocks of feta into pasta and kicking off the Tokyo Olympics, to schools closing because of lockdowns and...
Women around the world are working hard every day to fight the pandemic. From fighting food insecurity in their communities and inventing crucial tools to fight the pandemic, to using their positions of power to demand change, they’re working to make 2022 the year we end the pandemic. That‘s why we want to introduce you to a few of them. Keep reading to find out! Nomonde Kweza, or “Mama Nomonde” In South Africa, Nomonde Kweza, also known as “Mama Nomonde,” is feeding...
Empowering the girls of today can create a better future for everyone, and that‘s exactly what Techno Girl is trying to do. Working in collaboration with UNICEF South Africa, Techno Girl is a South African program that supports girls who are interested in pursuing careers in math, science, and technology. The program selects high school girls from disadvantaged communities to take part in mentorships, skills development workshops, and job shadowing in the STEM field. “Being part of Techno Girl and...
If your social media feed or city streets were flooded with calls to #EndThePandemic once and for all, then you‘re familiar with our Global Week of Action. From 15-22 January, ONE, our dedicated Global Activists, and our partners called on leaders of rich countries to finally make 2022 the year they end the pandemic and vaccinate the world. Here‘s what happened. Taking over billboards and social media All week long ONE and it‘s partners took over billboards in France, London and Berlin, plastered...
Did you know that #Omicron and Transformers (yes, those Transformers) have a lot in common? Omicron is the pandemic‘s latest threat against us. And by hoarding the supply of COVID-19 vaccines, world leaders are allowing variants like Omicron to continue to grow and spread. That means Omicron may be the latest variant to spread around the world — but it certainly won‘t be the last. Learn more and demand that leaders of rich countries share vaccine doses to end the pandemic...
In my lifetime I‘ve had the privilege and honor to meet American presidents and leaders from all over the world, but Archbishop Desmond Tutu commanded more authority than any person I have ever known. His was borne not of faith, nor of religious hierarchy or the status of the positions he held; it emerged from who he was. He was fierce, and never hesitated to call out injustice, whether to comrade or foe. He was fair – always willing and...
The last year has been an interesting one, to say the least. With the first promises of COVID-19 vaccines to the rise of new variants like Delta and Omicron, 2021 has seen a lot of ups and downs. As we begin to wind down and enter the holiday season, we want to recap the year for you. But we know you‘re all sick of hearing pandemic news and would rather just hear holiday songs. So here‘s 2021 re-told through some holiday...
In Cape Town, the team at the Women‘s Legal Centre are champions of women‘s rights and staunch defenders of women when they‘re at their most vulnerable. They are at the forefront of changing South Africa‘s legal landscape. And as South Africa‘s only African feminist law centre for women’s rights, they are making huge strides, especially for black women. “We call it ’feminist activist lawyering,‘” Seehaam Samaai, the centre‘s director, said. “It‘s very important for us to ensure that the courts,...