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July 21 2014

From ONE Mon Jul 21 2014, 21:36:35

Imagine giving birth in the dark. Imagine complications arising that require emergency medical attention. Imagine that the doctor cannot see well enough to perform accurate surgery. Imagine you or your baby dying from complications during or after birth that could have been prevented with a flick of a switch. Unfortunately for women and families across...

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From ONE Mon Jul 21 2014, 14:35:48

Derrick Kayongo is the co-founder of the Global Soap Project. As an executive and development expert, he has more than 15 years experience developing strategic social campaigns within organizations for cause-related advocacy, public policy, issue management, and community organizing.  In July of 2005, I was blessed to be among the main speakers in Philadelphia with...

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From ONE Mon Jul 21 2014, 12:18:35

On Thursday, frantic emails started popping up in my inbox.  News had broken that a plane had crashed in Ukraine, with hundreds of crew and passengers dead. It registered as a horrible and senseless event; nothing more. Then, I started to learn that some of the passengers were heading to the 2014 International AIDS Conference...

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July 20 2014

From ONE Sun Jul 20 2014, 21:42:30

One woman dies every 90 seconds during pregnancy or childbirth, and nearly 99% of these preventable deaths occur in developing countries. Yet, more than 220 million women across the world do not have access to voluntary family planning methods that could save their lives.  It is estimated that meeting this unmet need for planning would...

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July 18 2014

From ONE Fri Jul 18 2014, 09:16:57

You probably haven't heard about it, but this week decisions are being taken that could mean the difference between poverty and dignity for millions of people.  Diplomats from UN member states are finalizing a draft blueprint for the post 2015 development agenda and the stakes could not be higher. Today, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Malala...

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July 17 2014

From ONE Thu Jul 17 2014, 09:39:40

Giving birth, studying and cooking: these are three totally normal situations that take place everywhere around the world each day. But without electricity, doing any of these things can be frustrating, scary, and in some cases, life threatening. That's the reality for 7 in 10 people in Africa who live without power every day.  Scroll through...

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From ONE Thu Jul 17 2014, 08:04:36

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 like to hear what your plans are. Friday July 18 is Nelson Mandela International Day, launched by the UN and inspired by a call from the man...

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July 16 2014

From ONE Wed Jul 16 2014, 10:00:49

Our friend Kelly Ranck, the Africa communications liaison at World Concern, shares her favorite photos from a recent trip to Somaliland, where she visited five villages in the region.  Nearly 3 million Somalis are currently in a state of humanitarian crisis. But in a land of great suffering, there is also vibrancy, strength and joy--and this is what...

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July 15 2014

From ONE Tue Jul 15 2014, 12:07:50

ONE Student Advisory Board visits Washington, DC! I've already written about why college students make kickass activists, so now it's time to focus in on why the ONE Campus program is such a successful way to mobilize and engage student activists. We're not tooting our own horns here, either. The truth is, the ONE Campus...

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From ONE Tue Jul 15 2014, 10:26:05

by ONE member Sharon Runge Several months ago, I read a blog on ONE's Facebook page from an author stating that she didn't believe sending teams on mission trips was worthwhile, and in some cases, might hurt. It caused me to pause and deeply discern whether my past five trips to Kenya with teams of university students,...

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