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February 2017
Citizen Voices Matter

This week, masses of Romanian citizens took to the streets to protest the roll-back of laws punishing corrupt politicians. As a result, the Government cancelled the planned changes. Last week, I was in Guatemala City, meeting with both government and civil society representatives working on the Open Government Partnership (known as “OGP”), an effort which […]

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Gabriela Castellanos, Executive Director of the Honduran National Anti-Corruption Council, being interviewed
February 2017
Transparent Organizations, Transparent Government

“Honduran society is tired of speeches about corruption while not one corrupt politician is paying for their actions in prison,” explained Gabriela Castellanos, the Executive Director of Consejo Nacional Anticorrupción (CNA or the Honduran National Anti-Corruption Council) in a recent interview. Founded in 2001, the CNA long had a reputation in Honduras as a powerless organization, […]

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January 2017
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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January 2017
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 […]

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January 2017
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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December 2016
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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December 2016
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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December 2016
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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Villagers in Iha Emera, Timor Leste participate in a Ba Distrito Event
November 2016
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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November 2016
What the U.S. Election Means for Me and Counterpart

Ah, the American election. For those of us who work around the world for inclusion of all, especially women and minorities, we are taking stock of what we have learned from the last week, and how we can put our principles into action in the coming weeks and months. And we are taking a big […]

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