According to the international labour organisation (ILO), 21 million people are in modern slavery, otherwise known as forced labour. In addition to this, $150 billion is made in illegal profits. You can support the international treaty to end modern slavery for good. Continue reading
This September 2015, the craziest thing we can do is nothing. Doing nothing is crazy! Continue reading
As you read this, more than 1,000 girls and boys are on Save the Children* sponsorship waiting list. You have the ability to help brighten their futures by accepting this invitation to sponsor a child for just a minimum of $20 a month — that’s only 67 cents per day to bring real, lasting change! Please, respond by August 15, 2015. Continue reading
In just a few weeks, world leaders will be meeting in Oslo, Norway to decide whether or not girls’ education around the world will receive a massive boost in funding over the next 15 years. And as a global citizen, I already know that educating girls is one of the biggest steps we can take toward eliminating extreme poverty. So today, Global Citizens are joining with Usher, Alli Simpson, Melinda Gates, and many more amazing global citizens to launch the :01 March for Girls and Women, stitching together one second “march” video s of supporters like you marching (on the street, at the office, in your room, anywhere!) to make our message to those world leaders loud and clear: It’s time to commit to supporting education for girls. Continue reading
Dear Adesoji Adegbulu,
I’ve got something really exciting to share with you. As a ONE member, today you can be one of the first people to hear a brand new musical collaboration that has united nine female artists from across Africa for an important cause that’s close to my heart.
‘Strong Girl’ is a new anthem that celebrates the power of girls and women to fight extreme poverty. I am joined by my superstar sisters Yemi Alade (Nigeria), Victoria Kimani (Kenya), Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania), Arielle T (Gabon), Gabriela (Mozambique), Selmor Mtukudzi (Zimbabwe) and Judith Sephuma (South Africa) as well as an exciting new talent from South Africa, 14-year old Blessing.
Get a free download of ‘Strong Girl’ when you sign ONE’s petition and stand #WithStrongGirls. 1-click will add your name.
I already knew that girls and women are hit hardest by extreme poverty, and given fewer opportunities to work their way out. But it shocked me to learn just how difficult life is for women in the poorest parts of the poorest countries.
What gives me hope is the fact that when girls and women are given the chance to reach their full potential, they lift their families, communities and even countries out of poverty faster.
Whilst we were all together writing and recording the song, we talked about what it means to be a strong girl or woman in Africa today. And we realised that for all women to unlock the power we all have inside us, we need the support of others – our mothers and fathers, husbands and friends, fellow citizens and African leaders.
This song is a rallying cry for you to put pressure on your leader to invest in girls and women in the poorest countries in 2015, the African Union Year of Women’s Empowerment. The petition reads:
Dear African leaders,
This year we can commit to ending extreme poverty – but we will only achieve this if we unlock the full potential of millions of girls and women. I’m counting on you to take the necessary action that leads to real change.
Waje, singer and ONE member.
Because of you, families in Nepal are receiving food and emergency supplies. Thank you!
This is the headline of the email I just got from Sarah, an online community manager for World Food Programme (WFP). Please, read further to see the remaining content of the email. Continue reading