ONE is an international campaigning and advocacy organization of more than 7 million people taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa… because the facts show extreme poverty has already been cut by 60% and can be virtually eliminated by 2030, but only if we act with urgency now.
Right now, 130 million girls are out of school. You wouldn’t be where you are today without an education – and it's in our power RIGHT NOW to help these girls get access to an education.
International Women's Day
Access to the internet isn’t a luxury, it’s life-changing. But right now, like poverty, it’s sexist. Women and girls living in the world’s poorest countries are 31% less likely to have access to the Internet than [boys and] men - and the gap is increasing. For many of us, the internet is something that's taken for granted. Yet for millions of people, an internet connection goes beyond organising their lives, it can provide life saving information.All graphics can be downloaded here: http://bit.ly/2fENBkO
This week, 7,000 young women will become infected with HIV. There will be 7,000 more next week. And the week after that. Patricia and Consolata - an incredible mother-daughter duo - have refused to accept this and we should too.They just wrote a POWERFUL letter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about why they’ve committed their lives to fighting gender inequality and ending HIV. Their letter calls on Trudeau - who is hosting a major summit of world leaders in September about the fight against AIDS, TB and malaria - to do everything he can to help create a better future for girls everywhere. The more people that sign onto Patricia and Consolata’s letter, the more powerful it will be because together we are stronger in the fight against AIDS, TB and malaria. With that in mind, here’s everything you need to get the message out this week and beyond…
3.6 million refugee children are out of school. The impact of this is devastating, with children often forced to work and, in some cases, having to agree to child marriages in order to survive. These children have already lost their homes, let’s make sure they don’t lose their futures, too.
Nowhere on earth do women have as many opportunities as men. Nowhere. But the toughest countries in which to be born a girl are also the poorest, because Poverty is Sexist. Poverty and gender inequality go hand-in-hand. In 2016, half a billion women still cannot read, 62 million girls are denied an education and 155 countries still have laws that differentiate between men and women. Yet, ironically perhaps, it is widely accepted that investing in girls and women lifts everyone out of poverty more quickly. From the boardroom to the home, we are all talking about, and making progress on, gender inequality. But the conversation needs to expand to include the interests and voices of the women hardest hit - those living in extreme poverty. From now on, let’s raise the challenges faced by women everywhere and encourage our leaders to prioritize them. The more people that join this movement, the harder it is to ignore. With that in mind, here’s everything you need to get the message out DOWNLOAD English graphics - http://bit.ly/1L7mOJ0