Think of ONE MOTHER as the idea of women and mothers around the world coming together as ONE to end extreme poverty and hunger for the world's children. We believe that women who understand the problems facing our sisters around the globe, and the steps needed to solve them, will be inspired to action. We want to be a source of sound, action-oriented information for women and their daughters.
As part of a global community, we encourage women to learn more about the following topics and share what they learn with friends and family.
The Millennium Development Goals set a framework for how the world could see the end of extreme poverty. In September of 2000, The United States joined with 188 nations to affirm a set of international development goals in the United Nations Millennium Declaration.
The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) reflect an understanding of the devastation caused by global hunger and poverty and aim for a world that is free of such suffering. They have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world's poorest by 2015. Our leaders committed to these goals and it is up to us, as Americans, to make sure that America keeps its promises to the world's most vulnerable people.
"Food prices rose very quickly between June 2010 and February 2011, pushing an additional 44 million people into poverty. Although they've stabilized a bit since then, corn and wheat, which are central to the diets of poor people in developing countries, still cost almost what they did in the 2008 food price crisis. For the world's poor - most of them smallholder farmers - who spend on average 60 to 80% of their incomes on food - high food prices spell mounting poverty and greater hardships."
~ Source: ONE Campaign