Newsletter Signup

Sign up to receive updates from the Open Society Foundations.

Open Society Voices

Grantee Spotlight

From Medicine to Passports, Mediators Help Ukraine’s Roma Get What They Need

March 13, 2015 | by Zola Kondur

During a time of change, a group bridges the gap between Ukraine’s disenfranchised minority and social services.

When Training People to Prevent Drug Overdoses, Less Can Be More

March 2, 2015 | by Roxanne Saucier

The best way to teach people who use drugs to inject the anti-overdose medicine naloxone is to keep the lessons quick and to the point.

A Striking Defeat for U.S. Government’s Anti-Prostitution Pledge

February 24, 2015 | by Sebastian Krueger

A U.S. federal court has found that the free speech rights of American public health organizations don’t stop at the border.

Grantee Spotlight

Ending the War on Women

February 24, 2015 | by Nancy Northup

What the Center for Reproductive Rights is doing to stop legislators from undermining a woman’s right to choose.

Mass Deaths in Crimea as Russia Bans Methadone

February 12, 2015 | by Igor Kuzmenko

The annexation of Crimea upended many lives—particularly those whose life-saving treatments for drug dependence were abruptly taken away.

Will the Syriza Party Solve Greece’s Health Care Crisis?

February 12, 2015 | by Yannis Natsis

After years of rampant unemployment, nearly one in five Greeks lacks health insurance. Now, access to medicines must be a priority for the new government.

Grantee Spotlight

A Cheap, Safe Way to Prevent Thousands of Overdose Deaths

February 4, 2015 | by Chris Ford, Sebastian Saville

The medicine naloxone could easily save countless lives. Why isn’t it used more often?

Mass Executions of Drug Offenders Won’t Help Indonesia

January 23, 2015 | by Ricky Gunawan, Ajeng Larasati

On January 18, six people convicted of drug crimes were put to death in Indonesia, perhaps signaling a brutal escalation of the country’s war against drugs.

Grantee Spotlight

Know the Warning Signs: The Dangers of Drug Policy Abuse

January 7, 2015 | by Nicholas Klassen

A series of “PSAs” encourages voters to reach out to lawmakers whose support for criminalization policies is harming public health.

Grantee Spotlight

Building an Open Burma Through Medical Ethics

December 22, 2014 | by Sebastian Krueger

Professor Myaing Myaing Nyunt says that something as simple as teaching doctors and students about consent forms will encourage democratic transition.

Pages