October 2018

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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August 2018

The Mandela Legacy: YALI and The New Generation of Remarkable Youth Leaders

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) launched in 2014 as a partnership between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Department of State, and the U.S. African …

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August 2018

Forging New Partnerships in Tbilisi: Working Together Toward Open Government

Recently, at an event in D.C. focused on Democracy in the Western Hemisphere, USAID Administrator Mark Green told stories from his travels around the world …

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August 2018

Using Inclusive Approaches to Counter Violent Extremism

SID-Washington is the largest and most active chapter of the Society of International Development, an international network devoted to sustainable economic, social, and political development. …

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August 2018

Digital Activists Work Together to Protect Civic Space

In June, Counterpart International’s Global Programs hosted a panel discussion on the growing threats that activists in Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Southeast Asia …

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2017 — 2022

Rights and Dignity Project

Challenge Since the end of its civil war in 1992, El Salvador has worked to establish and maintain systems that protect and promote the human …

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What women’s leadership in #globaldev means to me

By Klaudia Taylor, Senior Program Manager All over the world, too many talented, ambitious women are held back from achieving their potential as organizational leaders …

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I4C Podcast Sets the Stage for Global Civic Discussion

“When you talk about public audiences, it’s about reaching people on their own terms. You come to them.” In the past, the public sphere – …

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AzerNews

US, Azerbaijan raise women’s rights awareness

“Protection of Women’s Rights: International and National Aspects” is a comprehensive resource for lawyers, gender experts, scientific researchers, and media working in the field of women’s rights in Azerbaijan. USAID provided funding for the book through its Women’s Participation Program, implemented by Counterpart International. The promotion of women’s empowerment and gender equality is a global priority for USAID and the U.S. government. The book contains chapters on state policy and legislation on women’s rights, a comparison of international and national standards, and mechanisms for the protection of women’s rights. The book also features specific case studies demonstrating how the law has been applied in Azerbaijan to protect women’s rights.

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Determined Young Azeri Woman Brings New Resources to Her Community

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2018, we highlight our partners around the world who #PressForProgress to achieve gender equity and meaningful inclusion. Whether boosting literacy …

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