We kicked off 2017 full of energy for the fight ahead. We knew it would take every member, every signature, every voice possible to defend aid budgets around the world and continue to work toward the end of poverty and preventable disease.
Do you remember our message to 2017?
So how’d it go? Well…
By the numbers:
- 1.12 MILLION of you joined the ONE Campaign this year
- Nearly 750,000 of you have signed our petition calling for world leaders to #FundEducation
- Together, you took more than 2 million actions in the fight against poverty
- You recorded 20,107 videos to show that ALL #GirlsCount—that’s 39 hours of footage!
Around the world:
Our Africa team met with Presidents and First Ladies to campaign on behalf of the 130 million girls around the world who are out of school:
More than 200 ONE Youth Ambassadors from countries across Europe gathered in Belgium and successfully campaigned against the EU’s proposed cuts to aid:
In France, the UK, Germany, and the Netherlands, ONE members urged candidates to pledge to fight poverty while in office:
Send a postcard to your MP supporting #UKAid 🇬🇧 🌍 #ONESpeakUp https://t.co/eAGXRxrLfn pic.twitter.com/h5bo8CNFpF
— ONE Campaign UK (@ONEcampaignUK) July 28, 2017
188,000 Nigerian members demanded their government invest more in the health sector:
In the U.S., members pushed back against President Trump’s proposed cuts to foreign aid:
As U2 played in stadiums around the world, our members were there—and together, they rallied concert-goers to petition their elected officials in support of education in the developing world:
In the lead up to the UK’s snap election, ONE members to spoke up for UK aid so that MPs would, in turn, speak out for the inspiring work it does around the world:
On International Women’s Day, thousands of ONE members around the world held walk-in meetings with their elected officials—some members in Nigeria even had to fight through tear gas from government security forces to deliver our petition for girls’ education to their leaders:
That. Is. Amazing. And if just reading about it inspires you, try watching it in action:
The fight to end extreme poverty isn’t over. We need your voice to keep up this momentum in 2018. Join us today!