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A General’s Guide to Building Open Societies

January 29, 2015 | by Chris Stone
Crowd in plaza

What Colombia Can Teach France About Political Cartoons

January 28, 2015 | by Maria Teresa Ronderos

Five Years After Citizens United, Signs of a Backlash

January 27, 2015 | by Sarah Knight

Open Society Voices

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.

A Win for Victims of Forced Sterilization in Namibia

December 17, 2014 | by Nyasha Chingore-Munazvo

In a ruling that could have implications throughout Africa, Namibia’s highest court ruled that public hospitals violated the rights of five women by sterilizing them without their informed consent.

Four Laws That Are Devastating Public Health in Uganda

December 15, 2014 | by Naomi Burke-Shyne

For Ugandan lawmakers, it seems the best cure for a public health problem is a draconian prison sentence.

When Women Own Land, All Sorts of Problems Disappear

December 4, 2014 | by Mayra Gomez

A new UN development agenda could make women's property rights a priority—and help combat an array of health and social plights, from domestic abuse to HIV.

Grantee Spotlight

On Disability Rights, Building a Movement One Billion Strong

December 3, 2014 | by Leon Mar

The Disability Rights Fund supports the advocacy work of disabled peoples’ organizations around the globe. The Fund’s mission is clear: ensure that the rights of every person with a disability are respected.

Will a New Funding Strategy Leave Behind HIV’s Most Vulnerable?

December 1, 2014 | by Krista Lauer

The Global Fund’s new funding model for HIV services offers the most money to the poorest countries with the highest prevalence of infection. But in some cases, the best strategy is just the opposite.

Why Ebola Should Be a Wake-Up Call for Drug Development

November 21, 2014 | by Els Torreele, Piero Olliaro

The lack of drugs to cure or prevent Ebola shows that the private drug development is not meeting public health needs. Luckily, a new public model is emerging.

To Stem Violence, States Must Recognize Trans Identities

November 20, 2014 | by Anna Kirey

When governments hinder trans people from obtaining documents that match their gender, trans people may face outing, harassment, and violence.

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