August 2017
Building a Peaceful Future Depends on Youth Leaders

The youth of today face a tremendous array of challenges, from global health crises like HIV/Aids and famine, to rising crime due to gangs, government corruption and criminal impunity. While many adults struggle to see a peaceful path forward, young men and women refuse to let go of their dreams of making their communities better…  […]

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Community school students in Zambia
August 2017
Community-Driven Education in Zambia

For children orphaned by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Zambia during the 1990s and early 2000s, the lack of access to a school adds significantly to their challenges. Communities all across Zambia have come to the aid of vulnerable children and established their own schools. There are now thousands of community schools like Chisomo Streamside Community […]

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Photo of the 28 women from all over Azerbaijan that participated in the Empowering Young Women through Information & Knowledge: Leadership & Development” Workshop
July 2017
Azerbaijan’s Economic Future Includes Women Entrepreneurs

On the bustling streets of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, young Azeri women are taking charge of their futures. Filled with brilliant ideas and a hunger to make a difference, these young change makers are determined to build their confidence and hone their business skills. Earlier this year, 200 young women applied to attend the […]

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July 2017
Sharing Climate Solutions Globally Strengthens Coastal Communities

Beaches with powdery white sand and crystal clear water … rich mangrove forests and vibrant coral reefs…  all of this stunning beauty was the perfect backdrop for the 11th Annual International Convention on the Environment & Development, held this year from July 3 – 7 in Havana, Cuba. The conference brought together 1,300 global scientists, […]

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June 2017
Changing the World & Challenging the Status Quo: The LAC Hub

Yesterday, 100,000 people across five cities in Chile recycled from the comfort of their couch. They arranged everything from the time of the pickup to the types of material taken – simply by tapping on their phone screens. Reciclapp, a phone application, is revolutionizing recycling in a country that continues to struggle to go green. […]

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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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