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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Civil Society Development and Youth Participation in Sudan


We work with civil society organizations and local governments to advance civic participation.


Working to ensure a more inclusive government that is representative of and responsive to all of Sudan’s citizens.


In 11 states including: Darfur, South Kordofan, Blue Nile, Kassala and Khartoum.


Building the capacity of civil society organizations to engage with their local governments.

As the Republic […]

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Making Climate Plans into Climate Action at COP22

COP22 continues today in Marrakech, Morocco bringing together the governments of nearly 190 countries for the next two weeks. Global leaders will deliberate on the most cutting-edge action steps needed to achieve the priorities of The Paris Agreement on climate change. Of particular importance for COP22 according to its President, Salaheddine Mezouar, is the “opportunity […]

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Preserving Civic Space to Create a Better World

All around the world, from the Americas to Africa, we are witnessing a resurgence of silence. In spite of the tremendous human and civil rights progress in the last century – embodied by the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights –there has been an undeniable trend against civil society.

Whether targeting activists, humanitarian aid workers, […]