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Five Photographers Present Journeys Toward Freedom, Safety, and Self-Determination  

From the creative act of authorship to the formidable journey to escape slavery, the stories highlighted in the next installment of the Moving Walls photography series explore people in pursuit of new worlds.

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Marriage and Forced Divorce

Most countries either do not legally recognize trans people’s gender identity, or they exclude married people. As a result, many trans people must choose between legal recognition or their marriage.

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Solving Wicked Problems: Lessons on Systems Change from Diverse Fields  

Synthesizing lessons from three movements—disability rights, workers’ rights, and global health—three Open Society Fellows explore strategies and tactics potentially applicable across a range of issue areas.

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Kyrgyzstan’s New Anti-Gay Law Is Even Worse than Russia’s

The law criminalizes any mention of “nontraditional sexual relations”—unless it’s hate speech, which will be perfectly legal.

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Four Laws That Are Devastating Public Health in Uganda

For Ugandan lawmakers, it seems the best cure for a public health problem is a draconian prison sentence.

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To Stem Violence, States Must Recognize Trans Identities

When governments hinder trans people from obtaining documents that match their gender, trans people may face outing, harassment, and violence.