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Strong Girl tactics: One campaign song aims to strike a blow for women

Nine female musicians from seven African countries have come together on a new song calling for women and girls to be central to the fight against poverty.

In a shift from previous anti-poverty music campaigns that have been criticised for ignoring African musicians and misrepresenting the …

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MUSIC: Africa's biggest female artists unite #WithStrongGirls everywhere

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 …


US Advocates Join ONE Global Day of Action to Fight Poverty and Sexism

Malala Yousafzai, Beyoncé, Arianna Huffington and Danai Gurira Pledge Support and Stand in Solidarity with Women around the World

Washington, …


Photos: ONE Girls and Women heads to Malawi

This week, ONE and Heifer International are traveling through Malawi with a delegation of writers and social media influencers who are hearing …


Securing a farmers’ most important resource: the ground beneath their feet

Photo credit: Morgana Wingard

Imagine you are a farmer. You have a small plot where you grow vegetables to feed your family, and another where you and …


Telling the story of Ebola: the good, the bad... and the ugly

What can we learn from the Ebola outbreak? We took a couple of hours out today to talk with people from the health community and the media who had …


Ebola outbreak declared officially over in Liberia

L-R Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Guinean President Alpha Condé receive the support of more …


Reporters got a lot wrong covering Ebola. We should do better next time.

We journalists often rush from one story to the next with whiplash-inducing speed — and sometimes without time to reflect. On Monday, however, a few …


Why trade is important to development

Amani ya Juu, peace from above, is a self-sustaining sewing and reconciliation project for marginalized women based in East Africa. Photo credit: …


Training the next generation of Africa’s doctors and nurses-one ‘seed’ at a time

Last week I sat down with Dr. Vanessa Kerry, co-founder and CEO of Seed Global Health. Kerry started Seed in 2013 with the goal of giving health …


Sir Elton John: “We can very clearly see the end of AIDS—within my lifetime”

Sir Elton John at the Senate Appropriates Foreign Operations Subcommittee on May 6, 2015 Photo credit: United States SenateThe first time Sir Elton …

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#ONEHeifer #Malawi beginning on #MothersDay

ONE and Heifer International will arrive in Malawi on Mother’s Day for a weeklong trip, celebrating motherhood, the sisterhood of motherhood, and …


Men as Difference Makers

By James NardellaJames Nardella is the Executive Director of Lwala Community Alliance, an indigenously founded, nonprofit health, education, and


Why nutrition? Because it works.

Manaan Mumma, advocate with KANCO. Photo credit: RESULTS

During the Spring meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, I sat down with …


10 surprising facts about mothers and their kids

Photo credit: Jonathan TorgovnikWe love all moms around the world! We began our Mother’s Day celebration last weekend when the Duchess of Cambridge …


Decision-making time for Kenyan Farmer Christine Wasike: The Cost of Education

By Hailey Tucker—One Acre Fund

In our third partnership with One Acre Fund, we’ll be following young farmer Christine Wasike and her family for an


These kids get it

By Julie BarthI am a 2nd grade teacher, currently in my 20th year as a classroom educator. In a partnership with Scholastic, we have been learning …


9 laws that are *totally* sexist

As the well-known love song goes, sometimes it’s hard to be a woman, but, I’m not sure Tammy Wynette understood just *how* hard it could actually get…


Interview: Chika Oduah on women, technology and “demystifying” Africa

This post is part of ONE’s “Reporter Perspectives: Covering Africa” blog series.Photo credit: Oduah has built her


Girl power: rethinking the way we approach HIV/AIDS in girls and young women

Photo credit: PEPFAR

With over 1,000 new infections each day, young women and adolescent girls are the biggest risk group for HIV infection in the …

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8 things you need to know about malaria

Mosquitos aren’t popular; there is no getting around that. They’re not only annoying pests, but they also help spread a fatal disease.

Malaria is …


What makes societies happy?

The idea that the happiness of people should be a goal of public policy is not new. As early as 1809, Thomas Jefferson stated publicly his belief …

Thomas Jefferson

Malaria, a curse across the generations

By Callisto Sekeleza

This post is part of the #ProtectingKids blog series for World Immunization Week 2015. Read the whole series here.

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Promoting immunization amidst the threat of Ebola

By Ramatu Jalloh and Mohammad B. Jalloh,Health and Nutrition Sierra Leone Civil Society Platform (HANSLCSP)

This blog originally appeared on Vaccines


Young change-makers in Liberia

Earlier this month, Blair Glencorse from Accountability Lab did an Instagram takeover for ONE while in Liberia! He visited with young change-makers …


Japan can – and should – do more

Photo credit: White HouseShinzo Abe, Japan’s recently re-elected Japanese Prime Minister, is in Washington, DC, this week. The trip aims to …


7 things people are talking about right now when it comes to global progress

The opening ceremony of the Skoll World Forum Awards. (Photo: Skoll World Forum/YouTube)

This post originally appeared on TakePart World. By Esha

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Malaria in the time of Ebola

Every year, the global health community marks April 25th as World Malaria Day—a time to reflect on the toll of the disease, the progress we’ve made …


The power of Solutions Journalism: a conversation with Investigative Reporter Tina Rosenberg

This post is part of ONE’s “Reporter Perspectives: Covering Africa” blog series.

Investigative journalists have long seen themselves as watchdogs …