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Access to Knowledge

Access to knowledge is a founding principle of any open society. From classroom textbooks to scholarly research, legal information to scientific data, new technologies bring new opportunities for knowledge creation and dissemination. We support work that promotes access to knowledge, particularly among disadvantaged groups.

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UN Special Rapporteur Kishore Singh on Privatization in Education  

Kishore Singh presents key findings and recommendations from his recent report to the UN General Assembly, which examines how privatization adversely impacts the right to education.

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Children’s Right to Education Must Prevail Amid Privatization

The global rise and lack of regulation of privatization in education deepens inequality across the world. A UN report emphasizes the urgent need to preserve education as a public good.

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Bringing School to an Orphanage in Kyrgyzstan Means New Prospects for Children

Askar, an 11-year-old boy, is an orphan like many in Kyrgyzstan, living with a musculoskeletal disorder and abandoned by birth parents. But he is gaining something like a community.

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From a “Situation Room,” Democracy Spreads in West Africa

An election-monitoring process that began in a West African hotel has gone online and across oceans, providing lessons for advocates around the world.

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Building the Civil Society of Tomorrow Means Investing in Teachers Today  

An estimated 250 million children globally lack the skills essential to civic participation. To end this learning crisis, we must ensure that all children have teachers who are trained, motivated, and connected.

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From Haiti to Vietnam, HIV Treatment Needs Higher Doses of Fact

Across the world, global and national treatment guidelines do not translate into the realities of life for most people living with HIV. This needs to change.