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This all-woman team is helping other female entrepreneurs in Uganda adopt new tech

<i>By Rebecca Rwakabukoza</i><p>At a recent Women in Business summit in Kampala, Uganda, most of the professionals agreed: For female entrepreneurs in Uganda, …

Uganda

A look back: President Obama's role in fighting global poverty

With President Barack Obama’s last full day in office drawing near, we wanted to take a look back at the times he — and First Lady Michelle Obama — …

Democrats

Author and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg stands up for girls' education

Right now, 130 million girls are out of school. You wouldn’t be where you are today without an education — and it’s in your power RIGHT NOW to help …

Facebook

The case for girls' education

Here are three facts that tell a troubling story:<p>If all students in low-income countries left school with basic reading skills, 171 million people …

71 influential figures have signed on to support girls' education... and you're next

All children deserve a good education. But because poverty is sexist, 130 million girls across the world are denied this basic right. That’s why ONE …

Leadership

4 famous letters — and one we want YOU to sign

Thanks to the ease of email, sitting down and hand-writing an actual letter has fallen out of style. But we have to admit there’s something truly …

Nelson Mandela

6 inauguration speeches that highlight the ongoing fight against poverty

With Inauguration Day coming up, let’s take a look back at a few inspirational inauguration addresses from Democrats and Republicans alike. We chose …

Politics

Beyond help: Taking shelter from Boko Haram in Chad’s remote swampland

<i>Hundreds of thousands of families fleeing Boko Haram are now stranded in a remote and harsh border region, beyond the reach of humanitarian aid.</i> …

Mark Zuckerberg urges world leaders to respond to ONE and Facebook's connectivity campaign

Today, more than half of the world is still unconnected to the internet—and where someone lives makes a huge difference. Almost 75% of Africa’s …

Facebook

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: 10 years of global leadership

<i>This post has been adapted from a blog post that ran on the UN Foundation blog..</i><p>At the end of this year, Ban Ki-moon’s time as Secretary-General of …

United Nations

ONE's Adrian Lovett on the people who made the world better in 2016

Here at ONE, we are determined to count our blessings. We all know the bad stuff from this year. But darkness doesn’t drive out darkness, only light …

VIDEO: What ONE members did in 2016

Our 7 million members around the world made 2016 a year of action, results, and progress in the fight to end extreme poverty! This is what they …

Poverty

The power of the individual: How volunteers, counsellors, and doctors helped Jane triumph over obstetric fistula

When we talk about global health challenges, we often talk in big numbers. As of August this year, there were 7.4 billion people in the world. Up to …

Health

The best and worst of 2016

Though some have labeled 2016 “the worst,” like most years, it actually had its share of triumphs amid setbacks. From the very beginning, ONE came …

4 ways the internet can help change the world

Can you remember the last time you had to go to a friend’s house to use their wi-fi because yours was down? The last time you weren’t able to check …

These tablets bring information and empowerment to women in rural Kenya

Wearing brightly colored clothes wrapped around their waists and rings of yellow and red necklaces around their necks, the semi-nomadic women of …

Africa

For many, life as a refugee means struggling to find adequate education

We sat down on milk crates, under a shelter that was a tarp pulled across four posts. I had interviewed several refugees by this point, so I knew …

World News

Read the letter this young activist just wrote to President Obama

In January of 2015 we introduced you to the superstar ONE member Eva Tolage when she was just 14 years old and already calling out world leaders to …

After fleeing Boko Haram violence, Modu is finally back in school

After fleeing Boko Haram violence several months ago, Modu is finally returning to his hometown with his family. Like many other children in the …

How internet access is making a BIG difference at this primary school in Kenya

The generator comes back to life with a loud rumble, and a cheer rings through the classroom as the computer screens flicker back on. Break time has …

Why Christian artist Jon Jorgenson wants you to raise your voice

It’s a hard thing to <i>see</i> the reality of extreme poverty. At least for those of us who don’t live it every day. Our world doesn’t put the faces of our …

Africa

6 things you should know about gender-based violence

<i>This is a guest post by Mallary Taylor, ONE Policy Intern.</i><p>While many in the United States recognized November 25 as Black Friday, the day was also …

This mobile program is helping moms and babies in South Africa

Healthy and happy expectant mothers and new babies is the aim of MomConnect, a mobile-based program that delivers health messages to new mothers and …

Africa

Nigeria: An open letter on the unfolding tragedy

This open letter published in international media highlights a tragedy in the making in Nigeria – but if everyone acts now, hundreds of thousands of …

Africa

Umara's story: After Boko Haram, children in Nigeria are starving

Fanna Mohammed is worried about her son. Seven-month-old Umara is thin and listless. He rests his head against his mother’s shoulder as she carries …

Community support groups deliver HIV treatment in Mozambique

<i>This is a guest post from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.</i><p>When resources are limited, community support groups can help expand access …

Mozambique

A conversation with Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

<i>This is a guest post by Dana J. Hyde, Chief Executive Officer at Millennium Challenge Corporation. It originally appeared on MCC.gov.</i><p>Internationally …

2016 AIDS Report: "The global AIDS response is stuck in neutral"

This World AIDS Day, ONE’s 2016 AIDS report, “Stuck in Neutral,” is breaking some pretty big news: when it comes to the global AIDS response in 2015, …

5 facts on the stalled progress in the fight against AIDS

The world has a plan and the tools needed to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. But achieving this is not a foregone conclusion. And there’s …

Why I left my job in Ireland and travelled to Greece to help refugees

<i>This is a guest post by Sheila Geraghty from Human Appeal Ireland.</i><p>My name is Sheila Geraghty, and I want to tell you a story. It’s about helping …