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.
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.
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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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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.
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.
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 –...
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...
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.
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