Birth registrations are a vital tool for stopping HIV in Eswatini
Illegal farming is harming Madagascar's biodiversity. Here’s what USAID Hay Tao is doing to stop it.
Pact’s REFRESH project uses data, new collection app to help restore Lake Malawi
For Tanzanian children living with HIV, simple stickers help ensure they remain on treatment
In Eswatini, two local Pact partners make a huge leap forward as they ‘graduate’ to direct USAID funding
Like elsewhere in Africa, the youth of Zanzibar comprise a significant segment of the population, with 35% of the population aged 15 to 35 years. These youth face serious challenges, including unemployment, poverty and limited participation in governance and political processes, where...
Although they were surviving, life was extremely difficult for Kinyamagoha and his grandmother. At 15, Kinyamagoha is HIV-positive. His grandmother can no longer walk and crawls to move around. They had little money to live on in their town in Southern Highlands, Tanzania. All they really...
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Dr. Nandera Ernest Mhando has a big job. As Tanzania’s Commissioner for Social Welfare, she oversees efforts to protect and improve the lives of the country’s most vulnerable children. Her purview includes Tanzania’s foster care and adoption systems, juvenile justice and complex issues...
With support from Pact, communities along the Kenya-Ethiopia border work together to end raids, build peace
It was a dangerous situation that could have ended very differently for communities along the Kenya-Ethiopia border that have long been at odds. In the spring, a group of Dassenach youth stole a herd of camels, goats and sheep belonging to the Gabra communities of Buluk. Reliable...
In Myanmar, the idea of having electricity all day, every day is a dream for nearly everyone. As the most energy poor country in Asia, Myanmar has long suffered from an unreliable power grid, and large swathes of the country remain unconnected. However, since a political crisis in 2021,...
“We have to put in the money now”: An innovative fund in Madagascar rallies sustainable support for biodiversity
Madagascar is home to around 5% of the world’s biodiversity, but as one of the world’s poorest countries, biodiversity is under severe threat. Complex forces are at play: famine in the country’s south; deforestation and poaching; corruption and more. The Foundation for Protected Areas and...
Youth and Women Emancipation, or YAWE, has big goals. Founded in 2017 with a national mandate, the Tanzanian civil society organization works to build civic engagement and accountability in Tanzania, end violence against women and children, promote climate justice and improve health and...
In the far south of Suriname, in the middle of the country's virgin Amazon rainforest, is the small village of Pëlëlu Tëpu, where only 500 people belonging to the Trío indigenous people live. Among them, they usually refer to themselves as tarëno, which means “the people from here.” Like...
After Russia’s invasion, Pact and partners provide humanitarian assistance for Ukrainians affected by war
When Russia attacked Ukraine on Feb. 24, Iryna Trokhym and her colleagues were holding a three-day training in Lviv for women’s rights organizations from across the country’s western regions. Sixteen participants had just arrived in Lviv when the shelling began.
Margret Aaron Phiri understands well the hardships of gender inequality in Malawi. As a widow, she struggled to take care of her children without a man to bring in income. Business and work outside of the home are usually men’s purview, including in the fish sector, the dominant...
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