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How Do You Measure Persecution?

July 22, 2015by Sebastian Kraus, Ellen Riotte
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Open Society Voices

Why Amnesty International Must Hold Firm in Its Support for Sex Workers

July 28, 2015 | by Sebastian Kohn

The global human rights group may support the decriminalization of sex work. Now, it faces criticism led, in part, by Hollywood celebrities.

Grantee Spotlight

Portraits from Prison Tell Stories of Women in the Drug War

July 27, 2015 | by Mary Miller Flowers

In Latin America, the most perverse consequences of the drug war are borne by women.

Grantee Spotlight

Uganda’s Leap Forward on the Right to Health

July 14, 2015 | by Primah Kwagala

After a woman died from medical neglect during childbirth, Ugandan courts stepped in and delivered a big victory for all.

Injustice Is Bad for Your Health

July 8, 2015 | by Tamar Ezer

Violations of rights pose a fundamental threat to people’s health and well-being. Thankfully, programs that improve people’s access to justice can help.

When Pregnancy Leads to a Prison Term

June 24, 2015 | by Lynn M. Paltrow

From miscarriages to abortions to disagreements with doctors, an array of pregnancy-related issues can land a woman in jail.

Academics Come Out in Force Against Indonesia’s Drug Crackdown

June 16, 2015 | by Claudia Stoicescu, Naomi Burke-Shyne

With raids, forced treatment, executions, and a declared state of emergency, Indonesia’s drug war is out of control. Now a group of academics is rallying against it.

Getting Drug Policy Right for Women and Girls

June 11, 2015 | by Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch, Olga Rychkova

A new report details gender disparities in the impacts of drugs and drug-related crime.

Grantee Spotlight

Despite Some Violence, Ukraine’s LGBTI March Draws Remarkable Support

June 10, 2015 | by Nazarii Boiarskyi

The achievement of the Equality March in Kyiv signals continued progress in Ukraine’s slowly thawing attitudes towards sexuality.

Grantee Spotlight

The Way We Get New Medicines Doesn’t Work

June 9, 2015 | by Elodie Besnier

A new documentary details the many ways in which medical innovation prioritizes corporate interests.

Grantee Spotlight

An Anti–Drug War Ad Campaign Vanishes in Brazil

June 5, 2015 | by Catesby Holmes

Two days after the launch of an ad campaign questioning the war on drugs, the ads disappeared from Sao Paulo’s city buses.

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