December 2022

GWIM Alumna Becomes Champion of Women’s Inclusion in Nigerian Development

Nne Bassey Abraham, CEO of Our Ladies Development Centre (OLADEC) in Nigeria, says although women constitute nearly half of Akwa Ibom state’s 3.9 million residents, …

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November 2022

Turi Kumwe Empowers Burundi Woman to Become an Emerging Community Leader

Through the self-confidence she gained by participating in the USAID-funded Turi Kumwe project, 27-year old Quelida Ndihokubwayo, from Kinyinya, Burundi, is an emerging leader in …

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November 2022

Disabled Nigerien Woman Finds Her Voice in Local Governance

Rabi Abdou was born with a disability to a poor Nigerien family. Because of the social stigma attached to disabilities, Abdou never had the opportunity …

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November 2022

Inclusive Fellowship Program Prepares Future Timorese Workforce

Apolonia dos Santos Soares, 29, is a student at the National University of Timor-Leste (UNTL). Originally from Ermera, Apolonia came to UNTL to realize her …

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October 2022

 Equipping women with skills: a profile from Egypt

Women are the key to development. According to the United Nations, women’s economic empowerment improves productivity and increases financial independence. Counterpart’s Global Women in Management (GWIM) program identifies women …

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October 2022

Love of the Ocean goes DEEP

In the lead up to The 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27), Counterpart profiles Andreina Valdez, …

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August 2022

Ukrainian Women Find New Skills in Self-care and Supporting Others

Since the start of the Russian invasion in February 2022, more than 6 million Ukrainians have fled the country. This is approximately one-third of the …

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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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