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Ukraine Needs Decentralization, Done Right

October 15, 2014 | by Vladyslav Galushko

Open Society Voices

From a “Situation Room,” Democracy Spreads in West Africa

October 20, 2014

An election-monitoring process that began in a West African hotel has gone online and across oceans, providing lessons for advocates around the world.

Looking Past Quarantine to Community Health

October 9, 2014 | by Chris Stone

As the spread of Ebola continues to unfold, new health and economic challenges will emerge. But we can use this experience as an opportunity to develop a responsive health system rooted in communities.

Ebola’s Legacy Can Be a Thriving Community Health System

October 3, 2014

As we fight Ebola, we need to envision and build a community health system where every person in every village has an equal chance at health and survival.

Building the Civil Society of Tomorrow Means Investing in Teachers Today

October 3, 2014 | by Trine Petersen

An estimated 250 million children globally lack the skills essential to civic participation. To end this learning crisis, we must ensure that all children have teachers who are trained, motivated, and connected.

Q&A

Clearing a Path to Justice in Nigeria

September 29, 2014

In Nigeria, nearly 70 percent of prisoners have not been convicted; detainees spend an average of over three years awaiting trial. A photographer investigates this vast waste of human life.

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.

Justice Denied

September 12, 2014 | by Martin Schoenteich

Each year some 15 million people around the world spend time locked up in prison cells and detention centers while they await trial.

Why the Overuse of Pretrial Detention Is an Overlooked Human Rights Crisis

September 12, 2014 | by Martin Schoenteich

Every year, millions find themselves behind bars, awaiting trial on criminal charges—victims of what is perhaps the most overlooked human rights crisis of our time: the overuse of pretrial detention.

Grantee Spotlight

In South Africa, a Lesson in Equality 40 Years in the Making

September 9, 2014 | by Hugh McLean

In South Africa, 75 percent of the country’s young people are in poorly performing and under-resourced schools, perpetuating a system of social and economic inequality. One grassroots movement is working to change this.

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