“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...
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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.
Musongole Mutambo is a 29-year-old mechanic in Zambia. Several years ago, after watching relative after relative succumb to HIV, he had a conversation with his mother about what might be done to stop the disease. It starts with you, she told him. He took the advice to heart. Today, with support, training and supplies from international...
Balancing crisis response with sustainable impact: Seven questions to ensure learning, ethics and accountability amid Covid-19
Crises bring many things to light: how prepared you are to respond and adapt quickly, how you apply lessons from past experiences while adopting new practices, how you manage uncertainty and more. All of this is a testament to our existing practices and attendant systems.
Covid-19 has created one of the most widespread humanitarian and economic crises in recent history. Despite years of pandemic warnings issued, most governments, civil society, research institutions and businesses were caught unaware. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus behind the disease Covid-19, has been...
Across Africa and beyond, HIV programs for orphans and vulnerable children provide a critical opportunity to respond to Covid-19
Imagine that a dangerous, highly contagious virus is spreading around the world, and you are tasked with helping communities challenged by poverty and marginalization to protect themselves. Imagine that you could choose any tools you need. Near the top of your list might be a register of vulnerable households in the communities you serve, along...
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