About Joe McCarthy

Joe McCarthy is a Content Creator at Global Citizen. He believes apathy is the biggest threat to creating a more just world and tries his hardest to stay open-minded and curious. Living in New York keeps him aware of how interconnected our world is, how every action has ripples. He graduated from Southern Connecticut State University.

Stories

  1. Article: Ghana Just Pledged to Sign a Major Cybersecurity Agreement. Here’s Why It Matters.
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    Ghana Just Pledged to Sign a Major Cybersecurity Agreement. Here’s Why It Matters.

    By Joe McCarthy|Dec. 14, 2018|Microsoft Corporation

    The call for digital peace has garnered tremendous momentum. Read more

  2. Article: This Man Restored 240 Million Trees in West Africa — and They Could Help Fight Hunger
    Food & Hunger

    This Man Restored 240 Million Trees in West Africa — and They Could Help Fight Hunger

    By Joe McCarthy|Dec. 14, 2018

    “Nature would heal itself, you just needed to stop hammering it.” Read more

  3. Article: Yemen Port City Ceasefire Could Ease Starvation for Millions
    Food & Hunger

    Yemen Port City Ceasefire Could Ease Starvation for Millions

    By Joe McCarthy|Dec. 14, 2018

    “There is no excuse for international inaction now, and this fragile moment must be protected.” Read more

  4. Article: Bill Gates Says Digital Currencies Could Empower the World's Poorest
    Finance & Innovation

    Bill Gates Says Digital Currencies Could Empower the World's Poorest

    By Joe McCarthy|Dec. 13, 2018

    The billionaire philanthropist said that cryptocurrencies can combat poverty. Read more

  5. Article: Malaria Deaths Plummet 96% in Zambian Village After Radically Simple Pilot Program
    Health

    Malaria Deaths Plummet 96% in Zambian Village After Radically Simple Pilot Program

    By Joe McCarthy|Dec. 13, 2018

    If rolled out to other countries, the model could be revolutionary. Read more

  6. Article: 13 Famous Men Who Boldly Stood Up for Women in 2018
    Girls & Women

    13 Famous Men Who Boldly Stood Up for Women in 2018

    By Joe McCarthy|Dec. 12, 2018

    “I’m feeling more driven than ever — to help out women.” Read more

  7. Article: Indian Girl Asks the Police to Arrest Her Father for Not Building a Toilet and Sparks a Movement
    Water & Sanitation

    Indian Girl Asks the Police to Arrest Her Father for Not Building a Toilet and Sparks a Movement

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|Dec. 12, 2018

    "I was ashamed to go outside and I felt bad when people looked at me.” Read more

  8. Article: 9 Powerful People Who Fought for the Planet in 2018
    Environment

    9 Powerful People Who Fought for the Planet in 2018

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Sophie Maes|Dec. 11, 2018

    These individuals called for action and inclusivity in the fight against climate change. Read more

  9. Article: $2.6 Trillion Is Lost to Corruption Every Year — And It Hurts the Poor the Most
    Citizenship

    $2.6 Trillion Is Lost to Corruption Every Year — And It Hurts the Poor the Most

    By Joe McCarthy|Dec. 11, 2018

    “I call on leaders everywhere to listen.” Read more

  10. Article: 5 Ways You Can Take Action on Human Rights Day
    Citizenship

    5 Ways You Can Take Action on Human Rights Day

    By Joe McCarthy|Dec. 10, 2018

    “We are born ‘free and equal,’ but millions of people on this planet do not stay free and equal.” Read more