All stories about civil society
Kosovo: A liberating chain April 21, 2006
Reqane, Kosovo - What do you get when you put together a dairy owner, a veterinary pharmacist and a woman with a cow? A new economy that works.
True Soul Food April 7, 2006
Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina — Omer Spahic's culinary specialty is a savory bean dish called grah. Of all the meals I ate during two weeks in the Balkans, it is quite possibly the best.
The Daughter Also Rises March 24, 2006
Doboj, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Selma Samail is a hero. However, when she looks in her hairdressing mirror, she doesn't see it that way at all. Humble and quiet, she only sees a daughter who works hard to support her father, mother and older sister.
Jordan: Access Middle East March 17, 2006
Karen Saba's assignment for Mercy Corps is daunting in both its aim and its breadth.
Honduras: Breaking the Silence September 30, 2004
In rural Honduras, poverty and hunger gnaw away at families every day. However, there's another daily tragedy tearing village households apart: domestic violence.
Afghanistan: New Opportunities in a Fertile Land June 2, 2004
In Helmand Province, opportunities for women are slim. Culturally-prescribed gender roles restrict their movement outside of their households and villages, limit their access to education and economic options and hinder their positive contributions to civil society at many levels.
Afghanistan: Civil Society in Afghanistan: A Framework for Long-term Impact February 18, 2003
Working Together to Improve Education in Eritrea December 3, 2002
Eritrea, located in the Horn of Africa, gained its independence in 1991. Years of war left Eritrea without even the most basic educational resources.
Liberia: Mercy Corps Begins Peacebuilding Program in Liberia October 9, 2002
Mercy Corps has launched a five-year, $12 million initiative, the Community Peacebuilding and Development Program (CPBD), in war-torn Liberia.
Honduras: Civil Society Programs Give Voice to Rural Honduras February 21, 2002
It would be easy for the average person living in a village in the Comayagua municipality in central Honduras to feel like she has no voice in local and national politics.