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An entrepreneur who is supported by WE Act works on clothing designs with one of her employees. (Credit: Brian Clark/Pact)
November 11, 2021

Improving the socio-economic rights of more than 3,500 young women entrepreneurs in Cambodia

In Cambodia, entrepreneurs are the backbone of the economy. An estimated 350,000 small entrepreneurs across the country are making sure that their families have the income to send their children to school and put food on the table. They're enabling their families to have a better life.

DREAMS participants in Tanzania are supported to stay in school. Education is protective against HIV. Credit: Aidan Tarimo/Pact
October 19, 2021

Three ways to reduce HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa

Grace Njobvu has experienced the power of DREAMS. At a DREAMS center near her home in Lusaka, Zambia, she accessed counseling to help her deal with depression and trauma after surviving gender-based violence at the hands of a relative. Once hopeless about her future, today, Grace is optimistic and HIV-free. She enjoys...

Girls play outside a DREAMS center in Lusaka, Zambia. Credit: Brian Clark/Pact
October 8, 2021

Leveraging digital technology to build a healthier future for adolescent girls and young women

In celebration of International Day of the Girl on October 11, the ACHIEVE consortium is excited to join the global community in recognizing the work that is being done to advance gender equality and empower adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) worldwide.

Community members stand in a field in Malawi
October 6, 2021

Pact's journey to 2024: Data, evidence and engaged communities

This week is a big week at Pact. We’re on the cusp of a new moment in our history. After kicking off a strategic review process in January 2021, and engaging widely with internal and external stakeholders, we have launched an exciting new three-year strategy. 

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A Kizazi Kipya community case worker. Credit: Michael Goima/Pact
October 4, 2021

Improving the lives of 1 million+ vulnerable Tanzanian children: What Pact learned through the Kizazi Kipya project

The challenges and hardships that vulnerable children and adolescents face in Tanzania are complex. Many of their families have difficulty affording school or enough food to eat. Many are at high risk of acquiring HIV or are already living with HIV. They may work in hazardous occupations to help take care of younger siblings. Or, with no adult...

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September 21, 2021

Do community-led programs have a role in Covid-19 vaccine preparedness? Lessons from Colombia 

Community engagement is widely acknowledged as essential for achieving effective and equitable Covid-19 vaccination to end this pandemic. Yet, there is limited understanding of how development activities that are reaching most vulnerable populations can support this effort.

September 14, 2021

Partnerships between the public, private and civil society sectors are key to promoting women's democratic participation

On International Democracy Day, we're highlighting the importance of recognizing and overcoming the barriers women face to equal political and social participation in Colombia. 

Participants in the CEADZ Women's Leadership Program. (Credit: Pact)
September 9, 2021

Driven by data, Pact builds civic engagement for stronger democracies

Across the world, the ability of citizens and communities to address urgent, wide-ranging social and economic challenges depends on their civic knowledge and willingness and power to take part in civic action. Pact partners with local civil society organizations (CSOs) and individual activists to increase civic awareness and, ultimately, to expand...

September 8, 2021

Local Civil Society Organizations as Key Actors to Reduce Child Labour in Rural Colombia

Rather than bolstering the economic fortunes of its residents, gold mining has entrenched conditions of poverty and chronic violence. Some children in San Martín engage in mining, especially in artisanal and small-scale gold mines (ASGM).

Fishers in the Mekong Delta depend on both aquaculture and capture fishery. Credit: David Bonnardeaux/Pact
August 26, 2021

New grants and fellowships aim to raise local voices from the Mekong region

It was a regular Wednesday morning in Bangkok. Pact’s Thailand staff, working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic, kept an eye on the Zoom chat as the screen began to fill with faces. Participants from around the Mekong region posted introductions and greetings. The event was the first of two ‘virtual roadshows’—open online sessions—for civil...

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