The water crisis as a gender rights problem in the developing world

Globally, women and girls in developing countries spend an estimated 200 million hours every single day just collecting water in areas where potable water isn’t available locally.

One year after the Ebola epidemic

One year since the outbreak that killed more than 10,000 people

World Water Day 2015

The theme of 2015 is about how water links to all areas, we need to consider to create the future we want.

Elder people being left alone

This St Patrick’s Day, ALONE are asking emigrants to remember older people left at home who may be feeling isolated.

Foreign troops retake Nigerian towns from Boko Haram

300 militants reported killed in joint ground offensive – featuring soldiers from Chad and Niger – raising hopes tide is turning against extremists.

"Marginalizing women leads to a sterile society”, says Pope Francis.

Greeting from Pope Francis to women across the world

Nigerian bishops stand against Boko Haram’s use of children as suicide bombers

Nigeria’s bishops have condemned Boko Haram’s use of children to commit suicide bombings.

International Women's Day

This year on the 8th of March International Women's Day is celebrated.

Zero Discrimination Day

Celebrated on the 1st of March

UN campaign aims to educate children forced out of school by war in South Sudan

A new campaign launched by the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) aims to bring education opportunities to 400,000 children whose schooling has been interrupted by the conflict in South Sudan.