May 2017
Afghan Disability Rights Conference: From Policy to Programming

At the 2017 Afghan Disability Rights Conference in Washington DC on May 23rd, led by the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and co-hosted by Counterpart International, the U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council, the U.S. International Council on Disabilities, and TriVision, Former Senator Tom Harkin shared a story about his brother. Frank, hearing impaired since childhood, […]

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A paved trail in Parc Perdicaris
May 2017
Seeing a Forest for the Trees: Environmental Advocacy in Morocco

Can you even imagine New York City without Central Park? Without the lush oasis in the middle of the concrete jungle, most would agree that the city simply wouldn’t be the same. In Tangier, a bustling coastal city on the northern edge of Morocco bordering the Strait of Gibraltar – best known for its easy […]

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Afghan female journalist hosts press conference in Kabul, 2014
May 2017
Freedom of the Press Empowers Civil Society

A free media is “a mirror in which the public can see itself without mascara and styling gel,” explained former Sri Lankan journalist Lasantha Wickrematunghe to the United Nations.  His quote speaks to the unique role the press plays in informing citizens of the state of their nation, the integrity of government leaders, and their […]

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Mangroves in the Galapagos by Hans Johnson, Flickr
April 2017
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 an essential habitat for a […]

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April 2017
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 […]

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Members of La Colombe Blanche, an organization in Morocco
April 2017
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 […]

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A moringa tree outside a school in Senegal
April 2017
Counterpart and Peace Corps Partner to Improve Health in Senegal

Even in northern Senegal’s extreme heat and dry, desert-like conditions, the moringa tree stands tall, its feathery green leaves representing hearty meals and improved nutrition for children throughout the region. Counterpart International is working with local communities to fill the dry landscape with these small but mighty moringa trees. With support from the US Department […]

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March 2017
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. […]

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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
March 2017
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 […]

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A representative from COSCCET leads a voter education training
March 2017
The Value of Voting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Counterpart’s Congo Demokrasia team has been working with local organizations to support citizen engagement in the upcoming December 2017 elections. Our team has been using a train-the-trainer model for voter educators to help make sure that all Congolese over the age of 18 know how to register […]

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