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April 2019

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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April 2019

Afghanistan’s Technology Boom: A Positive Development for Human Rights

This blog is part of our series developed in collaboration with the Reiff Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution at Christopher Newport University. In June of 2017, Afghan …

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January 2019

Civil society steps up in the Democratic Republic of Congo – and there is still more to do

Congo’s elections at the end of December were a long time coming. Originally scheduled for December 2016, they were postponed at that time and then …

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December 2018

Women Take the Lead in Guatemala

On a quiet side street in the historic downtown of Guatemala City sits the office of Codefem, the Collective for the Defense of Women’s Rights in …

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2018 — 2023

Promoting Advocacy and Rights in Bangladesh

Challenge Considered a rising star in South Asia, Bangladesh has demonstrated considerable economic progress over the last two decades. At the same time, social upheaval, …

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Devex

Opinion: Amplifying citizens’ voices as a critical investment for well-being

Citizens’ voices and demands for state transparency and accountability are important ingredients for a healthy democracy. When people raise their voices around issues they care about — including health services and education — they insist on greater responsiveness from the government that is meant to serve them.

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Georgetown Journal of International Affairs

The Social Security Data Governance Challenge in Mexico

Mexico has a long history with social security; the country’s first social security law was enacted in 1943. Today, the social security system is fragmented into several institutions that coexist with each other, but do not operate in an integrated manner. A huge gap exists between lawyers, policymakers, and implementers who should be working together closely to design practical, efficient, and actionable policies.

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Devex

Opinion: Counterpart International is banning the word ’empower’ and so should you

Banning the Phrase ‘Empowering Others’

I banned the use of empower at Counterpart. I took a red pen and deleted any sentences in proposals that read that we empower citizens …

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