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08 Mar 2016 description
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by Corinne Reilly

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 900,000 people who boosted their income with Pact’s help in 2015, 97 percent were women.

01 Dec 2015 description
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by Shirley Ko

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 Ukraine, stigma surrounding HIV is slowly eroding, and local institutions responding to the disease are more robust.