The OneWorld UK/USA centre pioneered the world's first portal on global justice and early podcasts; civil society's first spider and search engine; the first free web-radio exchange service; and some of the earliest videos on the internet. From its inception, OneWorld's campaigning editorial rang warning bells on child abuse, global warming etc. The Centre is not only working in the UK, but has also worked in Egypt, Nigeria and Cambodia.
In the UK, OneWorld's web application 're:act' recommends highly targeted opportunities for people to give their time, money or support to good causes as they browse the internet. Similarly, OneWorld’s 'lobby map' tool enables campaigning organisations to turn their online supporters into powerful local lobbies.
In Egypt, OneWorld has launched the Learning about Living project known as Ma3looma, which focuses on reaching those at risk of contracting HIV using a mobile phone counselling
service. OneWorld's SMS question-and-answer services have been used over half a million times by young Nigerians to access critical information on sexual and reproductive health
issues. OneWorld is also harnessing the potential of new media to promote youth’s health and rights in Cambodia.
New York– New York State has taken an important step toward ending child marriage, as Governor Andrew Cuomo on June 20, 2017 signed legislation to dramatically reduce the circumstances under which children can marry, Human Rights Watch said today. Between 2001 to 2010, 3,850 children under 18 married in New York State.
With hundreds of millions of people around the globe directly affected by desertification – the degradation of land ecosystems due to unsustainable farming or mining practices, or climate change – United Nations agencies have called for better management of land so that it can provide a place where individuals and communities “can build a future.”
One in five children in high-income countries lives in relative income poverty, and an average of one in eight faces food insecurity, according to a new report released today by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
The latest 'Report Card' issued by the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre underscores that rich nations also face challenges meeting global commitments to children.
“Report Card 14 is a wake-up-call that even in high-income countries progress does not benefit all children,” said Sarah Cook, Director of UNICEF Innocenti.