January 2013

National media coverage brings acclaim to Kazakh youth organization

Political stories tend to dominate the daily papers and television headlines in Kazakhstan, leaving news about youth movements or civil society to take a backseat at best.

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January 2013

Women in Azerbaijan inspired to achieve their leadership potential

When a crowd of around 70 people listened to Aytekin Verdiyeva make an impassioned speech on women’s leadership in Azerbaijan, no one could have guessed it was the state official’s first-ever public oration.

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January 2013

Launch of youth-focused program will develop leaders in Bangladesh

A launch event in Dhaka celebrated the start of Counterpart International’s Leadership Development Program in Bangladesh, a five-year initiative that will reach 24,000 youth and community leaders.

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January 2013

Volunteers in Kazakhstan publicize patients’ medical rights

National advocacy organization Aman-saulyk works in Kazakhstan to raise public awareness of health and human rights. With volunteer management training from Counterpart, it added four …

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December 2012

Parents in Honduras stand firm against school system corruption

Many children rejoice at the thought of a day with no school. But for 63 children at the Froilan Turcio public school in Olancho, Honduras, those days suddenly became unacceptably frequent.

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December 2012

Competition for journalists puts women’s rights convention into action

By Jennifer Brookland In the campaign to eliminate discrimination against women, information can be a powerful instrument. To encourage greater news coverage of the problem …

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December 2012

Making anti-violence laws a reality for Azerbaijan’s women

By Jennifer Brookland Authorities in Azerbaijan are taking violence against women seriously. They’ve signed on to international treaties, passed laws against workplace discrimination, and written …

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December 2012

Notes from the field: Forty Ants on the Eiffel Tower

Five bumpy hours after leaving Baku, we were near our destination: Azerbaijan’s second largest city and historical capital, Ganja.

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December 2012

Women in Azerbaijan recommend steps to gender equality

More than 100 government leaders, community activists and donors assembled in Baku, Azerbaijan, to create an action-oriented agenda for forwarding women’s advancement and political involvement.

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November 2012

Not Deaf to Corruption

By Jennifer Brookland It’s difficult to discuss corruption when your language has no word for it. The nonexistence of signs for words including “corruption,” “transparency” …

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