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  • 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

Leading Women in Guatemala Speak Out: Corruption Affects Us Differently

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 […]

  • 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 […]

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Gardens of Knowledge

It’s December in the Western Sahel in the northern part of Senegal and southern Mauritania. With the start of the dry season, by 9 a.m. the sun is already beating down on the parched and dusty soil. In the past, this was considered some of the most arable land in this part of the Sahel. […]

  • Panel discussion the Open Government Partnership 2016

The Voice of the People: The Citizens Behind the Open Government Partnership

With over 50 years of experience working in more than 60 countries, Counterpart has always set itself apart from other international development organizations through a never-wavering commitment to working closely with partners on the ground to develop local solutions to local problems. In our growing civil society strengthening portfolio, we work with civil society organizations […]

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Voices of Civil Society in Today’s Afghanistan

Throughout its 50+ year history, Counterpart has been dedicated to working with local partners to build and strengthen institutions at the local, regional, and national level. In order for this to happen, the creation of a safe space for constructive dialogue between stakeholders is vitally important. Our experience working in over 30 countries has shown […]

  • Villagers in Iha Emera, Timor Leste participate in a Ba Distrito Event

Empowered Voices Create a More Inclusive Timor Leste

Village leadership in the rugged and sparsely populated country of Timor Leste is an essential element of daily life. The difficult terrain and remote locations of rural villages – many of which don’t have vehicle access – make local leaders the main source of information about community, municipal and national development. They also play a […]