June 2017
The Future of Latin America: Can the Sharing Economy Spark Inclusion?

Young entrepreneurs and civil society activists crowded into a small conference room in Recoleta, Buenos Aires, in early June. With them they brought the hope that their technical know-how can build a more just and inclusive future for Latin America. Having grown up in the era of the sharing economy, also known as the digital […]

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June 2017
Counterpart International Participates in the Sri Lankan Internet Governance Forum

The Internet Society – Sri Lanka Chapter hosted its second annual national Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in the capital of Colombo from May 16-18. This year’s theme was “Cyber Security & Safer Internet.” Among the participants were leading Sri Lankan academics, government officials, private sector representatives, and those advocating for greater internet access for women […]

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Young boy in Honduras, photo by David Snyder
June 2017
Making Progress in Honduras

Imagine looking your 8-year old child in the eyes, with hands on their shoulders saying, “You have to go. You have to go.” You’re not talking about going to the dentist, or to school, or to music practice. You’re talking about going to America. Alone. In 2014, 46,000 children under 18 left their families in […]

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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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