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citizens participating in initiatives that resulted in positive state-society engagement in 2016

Justice for all: Access to justice in South Sudan

October 29, 2015
As the world’s newest country, access to justice is a critical part of building peace, stability and the rule of law and providing vital assistance to South Sudan’s most vulnerable groups.

'One day at a time’: Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo

October 29, 2015
Safari Kulimushi, a 47-year-old father of 13 in DRC, lives his life as a miner one day at a time. With Pact’s support, his livelihood has become a safer, more secure choice.

What’s your promise?

October 29, 2015
Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow for millions of poor and marginalized people. Find out what that promise means and how you can join us.

‘Big difference in my life’: A small-scale miner’s story

October 29, 2015
“There is a big difference in my life before mining and my life today."

For one mother in South Sudan, a women’s coffee group was a lifesaver

October 14, 2015
When Queen Akongo was imprisoned for defending herself against a male attacker, a Pact legal aid clinic and friends she made through a Pact women’s coffee group came to her aid.

Systemic change still far off, but ‘space is opening up’ for civil society improvements in Belarus, panel says

September 17, 2015
Although significant challenges remain, civil society improvements are taking place in Belarus, according to a panel of experts who spoke Sept. 1o in Washington, D.C. They described the changes as...
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Pact project manager named 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow

June 1, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C., USA | March 18, 2015 – Pact is pleased to announce the appointment of two new executive officers. Christian Loucq joins Pact as chief strategy and global engagement officer, and...

For South Sudanese displaced by war, a peacemaker always ready to help

May 28, 2015
In one of the most challenging corners of the world, Pact staffer Gatwech Chotlith does what’s needed to help residents of a civilian protection camp.

Pact Ukraine staff: Reforms must be forged locally, by ordinary Ukrainians

April 22, 2015
To succeed, reforms in Ukraine must involve ordinary citizens who see the benefit of taking part, and they can't be focused only in Kiev, two Pact directors said during a visit to Washington, D.C....

Mekong government, civil society support strong EIAs

December 5, 2014
Government and civil society representatives highlighted the need for strong and inclusive environmental impact assessment (EIA) policies and practices in the Mekong region at a meeting this week in...

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