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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 essential habitat for a variety […]

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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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2017 Graduates from the Afghan Emerging Civil Society Leaders class
March 2017
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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March 2017
Education Before Marriage – Supporting Women’s Rights in Niger

Lucie Amadou has been at Counterpart for almost a year supporting our Participatory Responsive Governance (PRG) program in Niger, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Lucie was born in Niamey, Niger and lived there until she was 13 years old, when she moved to the United States. After getting the chance to […]

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February 2017
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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