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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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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Towards Zero Maternal Death

Andyford Zulu, 59, a member of ZINGO REFLECT Circle, recalls the not-so-distant past when child-birth was a matter of life and death in his village, …

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Women’s economic empowerment is the key to reducing the impact of fragility, conflict, and violence around the world

International Women’s Day offers an opportunity to reflect on how much progress has been made globally for women, and to commit to deepening our efforts …

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An Investment for Tomorrow

This story is part of Counterpart’s 2018 Partner Highlight series from Malawi On a bright, sunny afternoon, we make our way from Zomba to Mangochi, a …

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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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Counterpart International Acquires the WomenLead Institute

ARLINGTON, Va., November 29, 2018 – Counterpart International is pleased to announce that the WomenLead Institute (WLI) is moving from Plan International USA to its …

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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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