April 2022

Graduating Classes Inspire Insights, Connection

Since 2005, the ExxonMobil Foundation’s Women’s Economic Opportunity Initiative has invested in WLI’s Global Women In Management (GWIM) program, providing women with leadership, management, and …

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December 2020

Twenty Years After UNSC1325: Where Are We Now?

This blog is part of a series of articles written by Georgetown University graduate students enrolled in a Gender and Terrorism Course, published as part …

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October 2019

Young Africans Employ Leadership Training to Transform Their Communities: A snapshot of three YALI alumni

In Niger, a country with one of the highest fertility rates in the world, the topic of infertility is taboo. Aïcha Macky, a young Nigerien …

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September 2019

Instilling a Culture of Civic Engagement among Congolese Youth

In December 2018, Aminata Namasia became the youngest elected Member of Parliament in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  In this youthful country, where nearly …

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August 2019

Improving women’s skills in autonomously running and managing a business

Young women from across Azerbaijan came together in Ganja City for a training on managerial and leadership skills, motivated by their desire to bring their …

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2018 — 2021

Local and Regional Food Aid Procurement Project in Senegal

CHALLENGE In Senegal, the agricultural sector employs approximately 70% of the working population, yet in 2017 its contribution to total GDP was just over 16%. …

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2018 — 2022

McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Project in Senegal

CHALLENGE A large portion of Senegalese citizens rely on agriculture and pastoralism for their livelihood. Unfortunately, a persistent drought in 2017 severely impacted crop and …

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Leader of AMATE receives honorable mention in the Rice Award 2019

Roberto Zapata, human rights defender and leader of AMATE El Salvador, an organization that defends the rights of the LGBTI population in El Salvador, received …

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Global Women in Management (GWIM) Alumnae Visit Counterpart

Global Women in Management (GWIM) alumnae visited Counterpart for a mentoring workshop, where they created and presented comprehensive, innovative, and inspired plans for their organizations’ …

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The Evolution of Voter Education Tools in the Congo

By: Steven Sharp, Chief of Party, Congo Demokrasia In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Counterpart’s Congo Demokrasia program works with partners across civil …

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