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November 30, 2022

With capacity building for social workers, a child forced into sex work receives the help she needs

For most of her childhood, Sinothile lived with her grandmother in Bhekuzulu township, Vryheid, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Her biological mother was mostly absent for her childhood, visiting the family sporadically. When she was 14, her mother came and asked that she accompany her to visit with friends in another town over a holiday. Sinothile...

November 30, 2022

5 lessons for achieving equity to end HIV

This Word AIDS Day, we rally around UNAIDS’ theme of Equalize and PEPFAR’s challenge to put ourselves to the test and achieve equity to end HIV. We’ve seen stunning achievements in the global and local responses to HIV, yet we still have unfinished business. These five lessons can help us achieve equity and end HIV by 2030.

November 22, 2022

Fisherwoman makes waves to protect Madagascar’s coastal resources

In 2020, Victorine attended a leadership training organized by USAID through Hay Tao (‘know how’ in Malagasy), a five-year project working towards effective community-based management and protection of biodiversity resources in Madagascar.

November 15, 2022

In Ukraine, HIV service monitors deliver critical data to improve care amid war

  Interviews in one city revealed that almost no information was available about PrEP, a medication for HIV prevention. In another city, informants told of long wait lists and limited information about medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for people struggling with drug addiction. Once these problems were uncovered, the information went to Ukraine’...

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November 9, 2022

COP27 and brokering equity for Indigenous peoples and local communities

COP27—occurring right now in Sharm El Sheik, Egypt—provides an opportunity to hold governments, donors and world leaders accountable to their pledge of $1.7 billion by the end of 2025 to protect Indigenous peoples and local communities’ (IPLC) land rights and ensure a just transition to a low-carbon economy.

October 24, 2022

Supporting girls and young women to reach their goals: Four reflections from DREAMS in Zambia

  A young, single mother of two desperate to take control of her reproductive health. An adolescent girl struggling to find the confidence to stand up to older boys and men to stay HIV-free. A teenager grappling with depression and anxiety after experiencing gender-based violence.

October 17, 2022

To eradicate poverty, we must address structural inequalities together

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, a day that honors the daily courage of millions of people suffering from poverty. The day also recognizes the essential global solidarity and shared responsibility that we hold to eradicate poverty and combat all forms of discrimination.

October 17, 2022

Infamous by design: A new report on illicit finance in Zimbabwe

Our new report, Infamous By Design: Illicit Finance in Zimbabwe, synthesizes the key insights and lessons from Pact’s examination of illicit finance in Zimbabwe and illuminates the economic and political drivers that enable—or in some cases incentivize—Zimbabweans to participate in illicit finance. 

September 29, 2022

In key milestone, Pact’s REFRESH project hands over new technology for Lake Malawi biodiversity monitoring

Since 2014, Pact and USAID have been working with lakeside communities in Malawi to save the country’s precious lake resources. Lake Malawi – the most biologically diverse lake in the world – provides critical livelihoods and nutrition for much of the country’s population. But environmental degradation and overfishing threaten its future.

September 28, 2022

Redefining the future through Indigenous concepts from the Amazon

Development can be dangerous, even as it aims to bring growth to Indigenous communities. Development can also undermine the authority and independence of Indigenous communities by forcing a certain criterion of what a successful future looks like. But Indigenous Peoples (IPs) and communities have been protecting their ancestral lands for...

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