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Ukraine Needs Decentralization, Done Right

October 15, 2014 | by Vladyslav Galushko, Yaryna Zhurba

Open Society Voices

Five Legal Strategies that Preserve the Rights of Women Living with HIV

October 22, 2014

Women living with HIV can easily lose their homes and property. The resulting hardship can keep them from treatment, and dependent in relationships. But these legal strategies can help protect their rights and their health.

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

October 20, 2014

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

Breaking News No More: Life for Roma in Greece a Year after “Maria”

October 17, 2014

The story of Maria, a blonde Roma girl, made world news in 2013. A year later, what’s life like for Roma in Greece?

Trying Khmer Rouge Leaders Twice: A Guide for the Perplexed

October 17, 2014

Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge tribunal has begun a second trial on charges including genocide of two aged former Khmer Rouge senior leaders although both have already received life sentences for other crimes against humanity.

Roma in Serbia: Building on Strength

October 17, 2014 | by Zeljko Jovanovic

Roma in Serbia registered thousands of voters in less than a month—leading to more democratic representation for the next several years.

100 Years After Somalis Arrive in London, It’s High Time to Learn About Them

October 16, 2014

A new report aims to understand the views of British Somalis on identity, education, and political participation, among other issues driving public life.

Is Ferguson October the First Stop of a National Campaign?

October 15, 2014 | by Terrance Pitts

An organized protest in Ferguson inspires hope for achieving police accountability across the United States.

Grantee Spotlight

Lessons from Wales on How to Value Diversity and Inclusion

October 15, 2014 | by Roxanne Nazir

Isaac Blake, director of the Romani Cultural and Arts Company, discusses the biggest challenges that Roma, Gypsy, and Traveller communities face in the United Kingdom.

Ukraine Needs Decentralization, Done Right

October 15, 2014 | by Vladyslav Galushko

Fears that decentralization will serve big business and separatists in the east mean some in Ukraine want to stall the process. This would be wrong.

Looking Past Quarantine to Community Health

October 9, 2014 | by Chris Stone

As the spread of Ebola continues to unfold, new health and economic challenges will emerge. But we can use this experience as an opportunity to develop a responsive health system rooted in communities.

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