To mark this very important day, we asked our ONE members to tell us a little about an “ordinary woman” in their lives who inspire them to be better activists, or who are doing amazing things in the fight against global poverty.
Women perform 66 percent of the world’s work, produce 50 percent of the food, but earn 10 percent of the income and own 1 percent of the property (UNICEF, ‘Gender Equality – The Big Picture’, FINALLY A CITATION ON THIS yayyy
Beyond Belief is the story of two soccer moms from the Boston suburbs who lost their husbands in the 9/11 attacks. In response, they dedicate themselves to empowering Afghan widows whose lives have been ravaged by decades of war, poverty and oppression---factors they consider to be causes of terrorism.
In late September, people descended on Central Park for The Global Poverty Project‘s Global Citizen Festival. Starting last week, they began rolling out videos addressing different issues facing global citizens.