Combating modern slavery in artisanal cobalt mining is vital to achieving the Paris Agreement targets
Coinciding with Anti-Slavery Day on October 18, last week the UK’s Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) released its review of UK aid spending to tackle modern slavery in developing countries. At least 40.3 million people – 0.5% of the world’s population – are estimated by the International Labour Organization to be victims of modern...
Pact is proud to be the lead on-the-ground implementer of the ITSCI system. This article was originally published in the October 2020 issue of the Tantalum-Niobium International Study Center Bulletin, and is posted here with permission.
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It makes intuitive sense that artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) – low-tech, labor-intensive mineral processing and extraction – cuts across the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Emergency assistance provided by LINKAGES Indonesia during Covid-19 ensures continuity of HIV and tuberculosis treatment for priority populations
This story originally appeared on the LINKAGES blog and has been cross-posted here with permission. It was written by Pact's Ria Ningsih with LINKAGES Indonesia, Lucyan Umboh with LINKAGES Indonesia and Stevie Daniels with FHI 360.
“Indigenous women need autonomy, a voice and a light.” This is how Telma Taurepang describes the challenges that her community has long faced. She serves as coordinator for União das Mulheres Indígenas da Amazônia Brasileira, or UMIAB, an indigenous peoples organization in Brazil.
July 30 marks World Day Against Trafficking in Persons – a day when the global community focuses its attention on one of the gravest violations of human rights. Every year, thousands of people become victims of human trafficking, both in their own countries and across borders. Men, women and children are trafficked for many reasons, including for...
AIDS 2020: Evidence-based approaches for reaching HIV epidemic control among children and adolescents
Community and clinical service providers working together to meet the needs of children and adolescents living with HIV. Digging deep into data to identify those at high risk and how best to reach them. Strong community platforms and wrap-around services.
‘We’re Still Open:’ Balancing government transparency and accountability with effective crisis response
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought new meaning to the phrase "all politics is local." Though the virus does not discriminate, affecting 188 countries as of writing, its severity can depend on how local communities respond.
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to unfold around the world, it has underlined the crucial importance of local capacity, and specifically organizational resilience. After all, it is local systems that are grappling with the public health crisis and are best placed to deliver critical services.
As Covid-19 underscores the vulnerability of artisanal miners, Pact and partners gather data for solutions
There is no question that Covid-19 is taking a significant economic toll across the developing world. The pandemic is now expected to push 71 million additional people into extreme poverty (those living on less than $1.90 a day), according to the World Bank’s most recent projections.
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