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  • Mangroves in the Galapagos by Hans Johnson, Flickr

Science Matters for Sustainable Conservation

The thick and muddy roots of mangrove trees tie the Caribbean Sea to the coastline of the Dominican Republic. Serving as natural bridges between ocean, land, and air, mangroves provide tremendous benefits for humans, wildlife, and the planet. Their roots are one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems, and they provide essential habitat for a variety […]

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Twenty Students, Limitless Potential for Azerbaijan’s Future Leadership

Where will our successful future leaders come from? That’s a question any organization, company, and country should ask. And for Azerbaijan, the answer could be in a recent training room where 20 students from low-income families gathered to learn about leadership and personal effectiveness.

For those selected, this training was a milestone. As Ms. Aytadj Musayeva, […]

  • Members of La Colombe Blanche, an organization in Morocco

Our Commitment to Social Inclusion

In developing countries around the world, far too many people live without access to basic human rights due to simply being born with a physical or mental disability, because they are part of an indigenous minority in their country, or because they are female.

At Counterpart, we’ve spent the last 51 years refining and building on […]

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Data Journalism Exposes Corruption in Guatemala

Each morning in Guatemala City, journalists wake early to conduct research, analyze public records, and speak to sources from the government and civil society. Information inundates their phone lines, social media feeds and email chains. Buried somewhere in the middle of it all is the latest scoop that will break open their next big story. […]

  • Speakers at the Effects of Corruption on Women's Participation in Government in Guatemala Forum with (background R to left) Dale Wegkamp, Counterpart's Representative in Guatemala & Thomas Delay, Director of USAID Guatemala

Women Leaders in Guatemala Speak Out

Corruption is often defined in economic terms. Stories usually focus on the financial fallout that communities face, or money stolen from public funds because of the decisions of unethical political and social actors. But corruption isn’t just about money. It has deeper effects for citizens and civil society, and women in particular.

To continue to raise […]

  • 2017 Graduates from the Afghan Emerging Civil Society Leaders class

Youth Leaders: A Story of Hope for the Future of Afghanistan

In a deep valley surrounded by the Hindu Kush mountains lies Afghanistan’s capital city, Kabul. Life in the city is still marked by the nearly forty years of war and conflict that had become synonymous with the country. However, in recent years peacebuilding and development have slowly begun taking place. At the forefront of this […]

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Expanding Opportunities for People with Disabilities in Morocco

Usually an hour-long trip from Tangiers to Tetouan, located in the Rif mountain range in northern Morocco, it took almost two hours in the driving rain through narrow, winding roads. We pull into a nondescript alley and run inside, where Mohamed El Bakkali and Abdelmalik Asrih greet us with smiles and steaming pots of Moroccan […]

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A Community Comes Together for Clean Water

The village, or suco, of Railako Leten is in the coffee-growing heartland of the municipality of Ermera, Timor-Leste. A mountainous region, the lives of the people of Ermera revolve around the growing seasons for crops like coffee, vegetables, and spices. Railako Leten is only 45 kilometers southwest of Timor-Leste’s capital of Dili, but it takes […]

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Voices Against Violence: The Women of Azerbaijan

“We want to help women who face domestic violence in our country to feel safe, to be able to protect themselves, feel stronger and empowered for themselves and for their children, and for that good reason provide them with necessary support and services.” – Zumrud Jalilova.

For the women of Azerbaijan, the Prevention of Domestic Violence […]

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Climate Justice Begins with All of Us

For more than 50 years Counterpart International has worked around the world helping the most vulnerable build better lives and more durable futures.  Among the many challenges facing citizens we work with is climate change.  From severe drought to damaging storms, what we see time and time again is that the people least responsible for […]