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10 Ways to remember Nelson Mandela - this week and every week

How will you remember Nelson Mandela?

There are many ways to commemorate the life and struggle of a remarkable man.

We’ve come up with ten – but we’d

Nelson Mandela

6 times Nelson Mandela inspired us in film

July 18 is Mandela Day, a time to reflect on and recognize the many ways a single man changed the world. He serves as a beacon of hope for anyone who …

Nelson Mandela

Meet this 18 year old girl who is changing the world one headband at a time

Mary Grace and three high school girls who live in Hekima Place in Kenya, 2014. Photo credit: Sadé Clacken Joseph

What started off as a project to …


From sports to health: Meet the “15ers”

US Women’s 2015 team celebrating their World Cup victory (Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons)Throughout June and July, I was fixated on—some might even …

Taylor Swift

Killing me softly with Zanzibar curry

After my sister married and started cooking for two, she was keen to expand her repertoire and inspired me to look beyond my standard evening fare of …


Pluto by 2015, the end of malnutrition by 2025 ?

Today, a small piece of metal 3 billion miles away started projecting images of the dwarf planet Pluto. At this stage, at such a distance from Earth, …


30 innovations that could transform global health

Today, at the Financing for Development Conference, the PATH-led Innovation Countdown 2030 initiative (IC2030) launched its inaugural report,


Why we need a data revolution to drive development

This needs to change.

Did you know 1 in 3 children do not exist officially?

We live in a world where millions of people matter so little that they are …


Bust a move: breakdancing for empowerment

Last month First Lady Michelle Obama gave an inspirational speech about the new Let Girls Learn initiative, a powerful collaboration between the US


10 powerful quotes from Mandela’s Make Poverty History speech

10 years ago today, Nelson Mandela gave his now famous speech at the Make Poverty History rally in London’s Trafalgar Square, calling on world …


Dear Malala with love from Delilah

Equal Opportunity

A classroom’s worst nightmare? Energy poverty.

OLOIKA, KENYA (Photo by Jonathan Torgovnik/Reportage by Getty Images).

Thanks to Practical Action for their help in providing data for this post.

For …


If countries are going to give foreign aid, here’s who really needs it

This op-ed was originally published here by Reuters. Michael Elliott is president and chief executive officer of The ONE Campaign.

Women visit a …


What if the world were 100 people…

July 11 is World Population Day – a day to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues around the world. This year’s theme is …


This week: all eyes on Addis

For the past 8 months, UN member states have been negotiating the Addis Action Agenda – the outcome document that leaders will sign onto this week. …

Addis Ababa

The legacy of Live Aid: The day rock and roll changed the world

On this day, 30 years ago, Prince Charles and Princess Diana kicked off Live Aid, the worldwide rock concert organized by Irish rocker Bob Geldof to …

Rock Music

Which kick-ass famous female are you?

Want to change the world too? Sign our petition and tell world leaders to stand with girls and women everywhere.


Books not Bullets: A birthday request from Malala

Malala Day (Malala’s birthday) is this Sunday, July 12th. She is turning 18 and she is done with wishes. Instead of the birthday greetings, cake, …

High School

When losing track means losing lives

When a disaster happens — an earthquake in Nepal or disease outbreak in West Africa — governments, the private sector, and institutions often respond …


A picture is worth 1,000 words: Matt Damon shares photos of programs in India

The old saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” is especially true when it comes to illustrating the narratives of people around the world–there …

Matt Damon

A Dozen Amazing Facts About Africa

Africa is a huge continent made up of 54 countries and over a billion people. But did you know that in Ethiopia, clocks are upside down with our 6:00 …


Ebola is still here

“The world has not yet won the battle against Ebola. Until Ebola is eliminated, getting to zero should remain the highest priority.”It’s been over a …


Two Nights in Denver

This blog was written by Aimee Giese, a blogger, photographer and dedicated ONE member.

“I first heard of ONE at a U2 concert years ago and still have …

Stronger in Pink: Meet Liberia’s First Female Fleet of Motorcycle Taxi Drivers

Esha Chhabra is a journalist who covers social enterprise, technology for social impact, and development.

Photo: United Nations Development …


Humans of South Africa: The Sandanezwe Disability Project

This is the second in a series of posts on a study abroad in South Africa by Juliet Schear. You can read the introduction to and part 1 of the series

South Africa