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Aid and Development
Music can hold real power for positive change. When songs of protest and inspiration hit the mood of the time just right, they have helped change laws, free the innocent and end wars!
If you want to have a REAL scare this Halloween, check out our list of the most SHOCKING global poverty facts that we're willing to bet you didn't know.
Today is the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s birthday. As he’s fairly new in the job, we thought this would be a good opportunity to wish him a great day, but also send him a very important message. Australian aid has helped achieve amazing things – like cutting extreme poverty in half in the last 25 years. But rather like the cake we hope Malcolm is enjoying today, it’s recently been cut. A lot. In fact by next year, Australia could be...
I think we’ve all heard, and probably been offended by, the phrase “youth is wasted on the young”, but does anyone know who said it, or indeed, why? After it bugging me for the last few years I did a bit of research and it turns out no one is actually 100% sure. It’s has been attributed to both George Bernard Shaw (an Irish writer) and Oscar Wilde (an English one), but it turns out, neither of them ever said it fully and much like Gandhi’s “be the change you want to see in the world”, it’s a misquote, and one that is more often than not totally misused.
By Kedar Mankad and Emily Huie A pivotal moment is set in the calendar in a few short weeks. In Addis Ababa on 13-16 July, leaders and Ministers from around the world will gather to discuss how to finance development, just before the new Global Goals – the sustainable development goals – are set to be launched in September. 2015 represents an opportunity for the world to end extreme poverty once and for all. The development of these new goals and...
Nine of Africa's most talented artists have come together to create a new anthem that celebrates the power of girls and women everywhere. It's called, "Strong Girl."
Isn’t it annoying when politicians dodge your questions? We think so! Thats why we we launched our Just Say Yes campaign this week. Will you join us and get candidates to say YES to ending extreme poverty?
On this day 25 years ago Nelson Mandela was getting his first taste of freedom in 27 years. To honour this day, we take a look at 7 other individuals who broke the law to change the world.
10 years ago today, Nelson Mandela gave this inspirational speech to 20,000 people gathered in London's Trafalgar Square. It became a rallying cry for many of us on the journey to end extreme poverty.