Monday, September 19, 2011

ONE.ORG - Advocating for the end to extreme poverty in the world 

ONE ACT A WEEK 9/19/11

Last week, ONEmoms were asked to tweet to a group of young women making great changes in their native Africa.  The opportunity is still available and I hope you will take a moment to tweet this beautiful, inspiring and hard working women who are making a difference every day in their homeland.
Thanks for the consideration
Cathy and Becca

Giving credit where credit is due

Sep 10th, 2011 9:21 AM UTC
By Malaka Gharib

Ory Okolloh. Photo credit: New Afro Lifestyle

Last week, we asked our ONE members to tweet the women on Forbes’ “20 Youngest Power Women in Africa” list and thank them for their amazing contributions to the continent. Here’s a slideshow of some of the tweets we spotted over the week:
A few people shared their motives behind tweeting the women:
“I tweeted each woman listed. Felt they each deserved their own congrats message for all the hard work they are doing to make their country a better place for all citizens. What amazing, inspiring young women…the kind of women I hope my daughters admire and look up to someday.” -Cathy Costantino
“This time I decided to write a tweet to Ory Okolloh, @KenyanPundit. The reason was very simple: she was able to create a communication space for Africa. In other words, she gave to individuals a chance of telling their stories without any kind of manipulations, nor interventions. For it, she deserves my highest respect.” -Ellen Ramirez
“I wrote to Saran because clean water really resonated with me, but I plan to tweet to ALL of them. Thank you for this beautiful action that puts me personally in touch with women so far away who care about the same things I do! I LOVE THIS!!!” -Anonymous
It’s still not too late to show your support to these women, so if you want to give them a shout out, you can find their Twitter handles here. Thank you to everyone who participated in this ONE act — you guys helped make these women feel special!

Also Check out this ONECampaign Video to learn more about

The ONE Campaign Video 


  1. What a wonderful group of women and campaign.

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