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Hate Crimes Don’t Discriminate

March 27, 2015 | by Melissa Sonnino

Open Society Voices

Education & Youth

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Stop Prosecuting Children as Adults

March 26, 2015 | by Luisa Taveras

Approximately 200,000 American youth are tried and incarcerated as adults every year, making the United States the world’s leading jailer of kids.

Grantee Spotlight

I Am Roma, I Am an Albanian Citizen

March 20, 2015 | by Xhesika Korra

A group of Roma youth is changing the game for Albania’s Roma communities, raising their visibility and reframing their self-image.

Grantee Spotlight

For Students in the Balkans, an Education in Corruption

March 19, 2015 | by Dona Kosturanova

For university students in the Balkans, corruption, bribery, and intimidation are all part of the learning experience.

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 Roma Children Get a Better Education, Society Benefits

February 18, 2015 | by Iliana Sarafian

A new report confirms that education is a critical area of intervention for Roma children in Croatia, yet finds glaring gaps in its provision.

Young Photographers Bring Post-Earthquake Haiti into Focus

January 16, 2015 | by Maude Malengrez

Five years after Port-au-Prince was devastated, a new photography book documents one of its most famous streets.

Fortifying Africa Against Instability Caused by Climate Change

December 22, 2014 | by Firmin Mbala

As rising temperatures throw parts of the continent into chaos, an initiative aims to build resilience to the deadly conflicts catalyzed by a shifting climate.

Grantee Spotlight

A Scholarship That Follows Its Recipients Home

December 19, 2014 | by Zoe Brogden

This fall, the first Civil Society Leadership Awards scholars enrolled at universities around the U.S. with one goal: to bring new skills and ideas back to their home countries.

The Lasting Campaign for Black Male Achievement

December 17, 2014 | by Kenneth H. Zimmerman

Over six years after the Open Society Foundations launched the Campaign for Black Male Achievement, the initiative is spinning off as an independent organization.

Police Shootings Aren’t the Only Way the Justice System Fails Youth

December 10, 2014 | by Luisa Taveras

Young people of color face particularly long odds when dealing with courts and police, from sexual abuse in prison to cops assuming they’re guilty until proven innocent.

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