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Time to Close the Circle: Development Needs Justice

September 23, 2014 | by James Goldston

Open Society Voices

Grantee Spotlight

A Small Tax That Could Add Up to Huge Gains for Public Health

September 25, 2014 | by Heather R. Benjamin
A financial transactions tax is one of the few ways to generate new money for public health in sufficient quantity to make a real difference. Here’s how it works.

License to Deceive? A Big Drug Company’s Smokescreen on Hepatitis C

September 24, 2014 | by Azzi Momenghalibaf
What’s really driving the pharmaceutical giant Gilead to issue a license for generic copies of its superstar drug? Profit.

Will the United States Lead or Follow on International Drug Reform?

September 19, 2014 | by Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch
A new U.S. drug czar should put his office’s weight behind international drug policy reform now. Whether he will is an open question.

The Urgent Need to Confront Ebola

September 17, 2014 | by Chris Stone
It may take some time to turn the tide against Ebola, but the resilience and commitment of civil society remains strong.
Grantee Spotlight

In South Africa, Sex Workers Arm Themselves with the Law

September 15, 2014 | by Sebastian Kohn
As a criminalized group, sex workers risk abuse form both clients and police alike. Now, sex workers in South Africa offer each other support and legal advice, empowering one another to realize their rights.
Grantee Spotlight

These Roma Students Make Better Physicians than Musicians

September 2, 2014 | by Sebastian Krueger
Recasting the image of Roma and promoting inclusion are goals of a unique scholarship program for Roma medical students. In Romania, a creative campaign led by these scholars took to the streets of Bucharest.

Case Watch: European Court Defers to States on Same-Sex Marriage

August 1, 2014 | by Aman Singh
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that a transsexual woman must break her existing marriage in order to receive official recognition of her gender.
Grantee Spotlight

We Can’t Arrest Our Way Out of the Drug Problem

July 30, 2014 | by Lauren Frohne
Sending people to prison for low-level, nonviolent drug offenses doesn’t work. That’s why the Seattle Police Department launched an innovative program that offers treatment instead of jail time.

End AIDS by 2030? Not at This Rate.

July 23, 2014 | by Ralf Jürgens
Less than one percent of global AIDS funding goes toward human rights work, even though we know it is critical to ending AIDS.

How Police Can Arrest the Spread of HIV

July 18, 2014 | by Sanjay Patil
Across the globe, HIV rates are climbing among sex workers and people who use drugs. A novel approach to law enforcement is changing that.

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