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Which world-changing woman from history are you?

You're obviously busy being awesome every day, but ever wondered who you might have been if you were born in another era?

Global breastfeeding week

KOROGOCHO, NAIROBI, KENYA (Photo by Jonathan Torgovnik/Reportage by Getty Images)

This week, the world celebrates Breastfeeding Week. For mothers in …

Breastfeeding

8 designers making a statement on London catwalks

Check out AFWL on Facebook!This weekend over 40 fashion designers from across Africa will get together for the fifth annual Africa Fashion Week in

Africa

The World’s Largest African Poetry Archive Is Coming to an Internet Near You

With work from over 350 poets across 24 countries, the project hopes to elevate the African voice in arts and culture.The first-ever African poetry …

Poetry

First Canadian party leaders debate is tomorrow!

The federal election campaign season has begun.

This weekend, Prime Minister Harper dissolved Parliament, kicking off the election process.

This is our

Elections (Canada)

Obama’s Africa Trip and the New “Normal”

When President Obama arrives in Kenya on Friday morning, he will take another important step in an evolution of U.S. policy toward the African …

Africa

#KoT: Kenyans on Twitter

Always wanted to go to Kenya, but weren’t able to sneak onto Air Force One with Obama? Now you can experience the country, the culture and the comedy …

Social Media

Breakfast Club and Fast Times at Ridgemont High meet Zimbabwe

Tatenda Mbudzi is tired of the way the media portrays Africa and minority actors—and he’s not alone. A new video series on YouTube, Every Single Word

Movies

Dear World Leaders, Don’t Forget South Sudan

Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

We shouldn’t be writing this. Four years ago, the nation of South Sudan celebrated its independence; the crowds in

Africa

QUIZ: How many countries has President Obama visited?

President Obama’s recent trip to Kenya and Ethiopia has us wondering–how many countries has he been to? Test your knowledge NOW!

Democrats

Beyond the facts: when inspiration turns into real advocacy

By Michelle Shermer, ONE member As a homeschooling mother of five children who are now teenagers and young adults, I’ve learned never to know what to …

Energy

Afghan Men Are Getting Trained to Be Feminists

A version of this article, by Jennifer Swann, a culture and lifestyle reporter covering the intersection of pop culture and social justice, originally

Afghanistan

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

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 …

Africa

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 …

UNAIDS

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 …

Cooking

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, …

Nutrition

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,

Problem-solving

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 …

Poverty

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

Dance

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 …

Poverty

Dear Malala with love from Delilah

Nobel Prize

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 …

Energy

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 …

Population

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

QUIZ: Which kick-ass famous female are you?

Petitions

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