Gender Equality & Social Inclusion

PCI India and ‘Mobile Vaani’ Answer Call for Action Against COVID-19

When much of the world came to a standstill in the wake of COVID-19, one Indian social tech company rose to the challenge. Gram Vaani, …

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Youth Echo their Voices and Reach New Heights

Young woman uses her education to empower youth to be involved in decision-making processes. Marah Bani Nasr, 25, holds a degree in Law from University …

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Driving Women’s Financial Inclusion Forward with Digital Technology

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the world online, a digital shift was taking place in rural Tanzania, and indeed around the world. In August …

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Determined Youth Engage Persons with Disabilities

Youth empowering persons with disabilities to engage them in their communities Sarah Abusall, 20, resides with her family in Al-Qasabeh in Jerash governorate north of …

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Like Mother, Like Daughter: Building Toward Peace in Burundi

When an ethnic civil war broke out in Burundi in 1993, Odette Habonimana learned firsthand how peace begins at home. Only 9 years old at …

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Addressing India’s ‘Shadow Pandemic’ of Violence Against Women and Girls

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, women and girls face a heightened risk of domestic violence and exploitation. According to UN Women, this “shadow pandemic” is …

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Eman’s Resilience Sets an Example for Women in Peacebuilding in Yemen

Eman Mohammed, a 31-year-old Yemeni woman who is the sole breadwinner in her family, works, studies, takes care of her elderly parents and her brother …

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Transforming Fatherhood in Rural Tanzania

New ideas about what it means to be a father and husband are beginning to take root in rural villages of Tanzania. To know this, …

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USAID SCORE Trainees Use Newly Acquired Tailoring Skills to Help Community During COVID-19 Pandemic

View on USAID website Ireshika Somapala, a mother of two from the village of Bogahawewa in the North Central district of Anuradhapura, began a six-month …

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YouthPower in Jordan: Working Toward a More Sustainable Future

Green Buildings to Protect the Environment Shahed Al-Khateeb, 24 and originally from Jordan, has always been passionate about the environment and finding sustainable architectural solutions …

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New Study Explores Impact of Digital Savings Groups in Tanzania

A new study shows that savings groups that use a digital record keeping app experience greater transparency, fewer group conflicts and an increase in financial …

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Protecting DREAMS in the Time of COVID-19

At the beginning of April, just a few weeks into the global coronavirus pandemic, DREAMS Botswana had one message for its Facebook followers and the …

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Shifting Responsibilities of Household & Family: The Gendered Pandemic in Kenya

Fredrick Nyagah, Technical Specialist, Gender, CLEAR Kenya, Global Communities “Covid-19: The Gendered Pandemic in Kenya” is a blog series that explores the many ways gender …

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Digital Transformation Aids in Empowering Youth

Participating in online interactive sessions builds a momentum for youth of young ages Located in the Northwestern side of Jordan, Belila is a small village …

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Youth Innovative Solutions Combat Local Challenges

Recycling clothes to alleviate poverty and unemployment Unlike the West side of Amman the Capital, East Amman is characterized by compact buildings, narrow alleys, and …

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Turning Up the Volume on Black Maternal Health in the US

Ahead of Black Maternal Health Week and in recognition of the critical support provided by nurses, midwives and community health workers year-round, PCI’s Healthy Start …

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Global Communities Ghana Supports #EachforEqual

By Christy Beauchemin #EachforEqual #IWD2020 International Women’s Day (IWD) was first celebrated over 100 years ago. Today, it is a global movement as well as …

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Gaining Ground on Cervical Cancer in Zambia

Timing is everything. Just ask Janny Zulu. The 52-year-old single mother of two recently found out she had a precancerous lesion on her cervix, putting …

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