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March 24, 2020

How can you promote gender equality in Rwanda's mining sector?

Pact's Rwanda office hosted a panel discussion and networking lunch for International Women’s Day 2020 to celebrate women's achievements in the country’s mining sector while also exploring how greater equality can be achieved.

March 10, 2020

Women who work discussing women at work – a panel in celebration of International Women’s Day

Women’s role in the workforce has been a hot topic for decades. Although we still have a long way to go to reach true gender equality, women are working in every industry there is, from top leadership roles down to internships and entry-level college graduates.

Michelle Jones, Pact's Chief Human Capital Officer
March 6, 2020

Views through the glass ceiling: A conversation with Pact’s Human Capital Officer

Michelle Jones is Pact’s Chief Human Capital Officer. With more than 15 years of experience in organizational culture, development and change, employee recruitment and engagement, and talent development, here Michelle shares her thoughts on women in leadership and what’s next for Pact and the international development sector. Talk to us about the...

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February 3, 2020

Local partner profile: Rock of Hope serves a key group in the fight against HIV and AIDS

Rock of Hope was established in 2011 with the mission of providing essential health services for one of Eswatini’s most vulnerable key populations in the fight against HIV and AIDS – men who have sex with men, known in the public health field as MSM. The organization grew, serving MSM across the country.

Event flyer with Ami Bera's image
January 30, 2020

Congressman stands firm in commitment to foreign assistance, stresses importance of “long view”

Considering the escalating challenges for development, humanitarian and foreign aid organizations as it relates to domestic government funding challenges, Congressman Ami Bera still called himself a “constant optimist” as he looks toward the future role of American NGOs abroad.

January 13, 2020

Local partner profile: House of our Pride, Eswatini’s first LGBTQ organization

Founded in 2010, House of our Pride was the first LGBTQ organization in Eswatini. For the past decade, HOOP has striven to provide a vibrant, supportive community for one of Eswatini’s most vulnerable key populations in the fight against HIV and AIDS – men who have sex with men, known in the public health field as MSM. But it wasn’t until 2017 –...

November 22, 2019

Strong alliances, strengthened communities: A well-built international partnership makes a difference for miners

There was a time when Benjamín, an artisanal miner from Boyacá, Colombia, worried each day as he left for work that he might never see his family again. As a miner, he told us, your work is so dangerous that “you don't know if you'll arrive home at night.” Today, thankfully, Benjamín’s reality is very different. With the occupational safety and...

Pact shareholders in Tanzania
November 21, 2019

From local partners to directors: Meet the new shareholder representatives on Pact’s board

Last year, as part of Pact’s ongoing effort to maximize its impact, put communities at the center of all it does and end power imbalances in international development, the organization’s Board of Directors took an unprecedented step: It voted to establish a Shareholder Council made up of people from communities Pact serves.

November 14, 2019

Why I give: Pamela Roussos

I give my time, I mentor social entrepreneurs through Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship and I serve on several non-profit boards. But that isn't enough to solve the huge problems of poverty and climate change.

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