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April 6, 2016

Circumcision, soccer and HIV prevention in Swaziland

Persuading men and boys to get circumcised is no easy task. On top of fears about pain, it’s an uncommon, stigmatized procedure in this small African country of about 1.2 million people. But the health benefits are clear – and not just for men. For both sexes, male circumcision reduces the risk of certain reproductive cancers and helps prevent...

March 16, 2016

Why Pact partners with the private sector – and why we restructured to do it

At Pact, we take our mission seriously. We envision a world where all people who are poor and marginalized can exercise their voice, build their own solutions and own their future. As lofty as that sounds, we approach our work as though that goal is 100 percent attainable – as though we can eradicate poverty and marginalization – and I truly...

March 8, 2016

On International Women's Day, Pact is keeping its promise to millions

International Women’s Day — today — is more than a celebration of women’s achievements. It’s also a call to action to advance gender equality around the world. At Pact, we work every day to empower women and girls. Last year, we helped 2.3 million people gain better access to health and social services — more than half of them women. Of the nearly...

March 2, 2016

For a young woman, a better life through entrepreneurship

It isn’t hard to find her in the center of a crowded market in Long Phu commune, Tam Binh district, Vinh Long province. Everyone here knows To Thi Thu Thao, a young woman who always has a shining smile on her face. To look at her, you’d never know the difficulty she has faced.

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January 29, 2016

In Myanmar, empowering women is a calling

In the nine years that Phyu Phyu Theint has worked for Pact, she has seen a lot of change. 

January 7, 2016

Hatching hope: ducks and microfinance in Myanmar

Daw Mar Mar Swe is "mother duck" to a family of 72 who quickly and obediently follow the instructions of her quacks. Eight years ago, life changed for Daw Mar Mar Swe when she took her first loan from Pact, 70,000 kyats, enabling her to purchase her first duckling at a cost of 650 kyat.

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December 10, 2015

Helping vulnerable people exercise their voice, access their rights

"Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always." That’s the theme for this year’s Human Rights Day. At Pact, we believe all individuals are entitled to fair treatment under the law and protection from harm. That’s why, across Africa, Asia and Latin America, we help people understand and seize their rights. In South Sudan, the world’s newest country, more than...

December 1, 2015

On World AIDS Day and every day, Pact is keeping its promise to end HIV

This year’s theme for World AIDS Day is Think Positive: Rethink HIV. At Pact, we see lots of reasons to be positive. In Nigeria’s Bayelsa state, more pregnant women are being tested for HIV and taking steps to protect their babies. In Ethiopia, children are learning the basics of good health and HIV prevention just as they are reading and math. In...

October 6, 2015

No ‘wow effect’ and much left to do, but Ukraine reforms are progressing, experts say

Although Ukraine has made important reforms since its 2014 revolution, change is coming at a pace far slower than civil society organizations and Western governments had hoped, including in key areas such as the economy, political and judicial corruption and government decentralization, according to a group of experts who met Sept. 28 in Kiev.

September 30, 2015

For a family in Madagascar, Pact scholarships make all the difference

In Manambaro, a remote, rural community near the southern tip of Madagascar, less than 1 percent of the population has had education past high school. Nearly three-quarters of people can’t read or write. Rodin, a 22-year-old high school student who grew up here, is an exception. With bright eyes and a broad smile, he’s one of the best students in...

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