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Nowhere to Turn for Drug Treatment

May 21, 2015by Roxanne Saucier, Denise Tomasini-Joshi

Open Society Voices

The UN’s Rebuke of Inheritance Laws Is a Victory for Women’s Health

May 27, 2015 | by Tamar Ezer

Discriminatory laws have left widows homeless when their husbands die. That may soon change.

Ireland Wakes Up to a Brave New World of Civil Marriage Equality

May 23, 2015 | by Peter Matjašič

Ireland has become the first country to introduce same-sex marriage through a referendum, thanks to a campaign that captured the hearts and minds of many Irish voters.

Earthquake Relief in Nepal Could Be Better if Civil Society’s Hands Weren’t Tied

May 22, 2015 | by Neetu Pokharel, Som Niroula

The government of Nepal is wrong to insist that all post-earthquake relief be channeled through the prime minister’s office.

The Law That Helps the U.S. Stop Heinous Crimes by Foreign Militaries

May 22, 2015 | by Lisa Haugaard

The Leahy Law requires the U.S. government to withhold aid from foreign security forces that commit heinous crimes. A new guide helps human rights groups leverage the rule.

Grantee Spotlight

Senegalese Rappers Set the News to a Beat, and Viewership Soars

May 22, 2015 | by Amanda Fortier

An online news program that features rappers as anchors has found huge success among youth in West Africa.

Nowhere to Turn for Drug Treatment

May 21, 2015 | by Roxanne Saucier, Denise Tomasini-Joshi

A new report details the abuse, humiliation, and lack of medical care endured by people seeking drug treatment in Puerto Rico.

Case Watch: Time Limits Thwart Justice in East Africa

May 20, 2015 | by Tehtena Mebratu-Tsegaye

The East Africa Court of Justice's strict two-year time limit—and refusal to recognize ongoing violations—impedes access to justice.

Global Education Goals Shouldn’t Just Be a Numbers Game

May 20, 2015 | by Dierdre Williams

The Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals must include education targets that can’t necessarily be quantified.

Grantee Spotlight

How Drug Companies and Bad Patents Put Lives at Risk

May 20, 2015 | by Azzi Momenghalibaf

By manipulating a system meant to reward innovation, Big Pharma keeps prices high and competition away.

Grantee Spotlight

Romeo and Juliet Finds New Life in Serbia and Kosovo

May 19, 2015 | by Beka Vuco

A new production of Romeo and Juliet—performed by actors from Serbia and Kosovo—shows how the arts can foster understanding between cultures.

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