In these awesome, hand-picked TED Talks, these speakers draw upon their own experiences, relationships, and stories to show us why we, as a global community, must work hard to achieve a better world. They also remind us why the Global Goals are so important! Take a look at these videos, and leave a comment telling us which one was your favorite!
1. “My Daughter, Malala” – Ziauddin Yousafzai
“In many patriarchal societies and tribal societies, fathers are usually known by their sons, but I’m one of the few fathers who is known by his daughter, and I am proud of it.” In this heartwarming video by Malala Yousafzai’s father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, talks about the injustices of gender inequality in education. Ziauddin raised his daughter with pride and love and always encouraged her education.
2. “Violence Against Women—It’s a Men’s Issue” – Jackson Katz
“Calling gender violence a women’s issue is part of the problem, for a number of reasons.” Jackson Katz’s passionate talk calls upon the men of the world to stand with women to achieve equality.
3. “What I Learned From Nelson Mandela” – Boyd Varty
“Ubuntu” means “I am, because of you,” or “my humanity is tied to yours.” Listen to Boyd Varty’s moving talk about his experiences with Ubuntu and the idea that working in harmony to help each other is the essence of humanity.
4. “The Simple Power of Hand-Washing” – Myriam Sidibe
In this powerful talk, Myriam Sidibe, a public health expert from Mali, explains to her audience the incredible importance of a bar of soap. Learn about how a simple bar of soap can help more children reach their 5th birthdays.
5. “Better Toilets, Better Life” – Joe Madiath
In his funny and honest talk, Joe Madiath talks about the importance of providing toilets to those living without them around the world. He outlines the link between clean toilets to sanitary water, and sanitary water to every aspect of life.
6. “The Good News on Poverty (Yes, There’s Good News)” – Bono
Last but certainly not least, listen to ONE co-founder Bono share inspiring data that shows the end of poverty really is in sight—if we work together to harness the momentum.