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

September 19, 2014 | by Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch

Open Society Voices

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.

What Does Independent Journalism Look Like in the Digital Age?

September 2, 2014 | by Marius Dragomir, Mark Thompson
Journalists and media organizations can find themselves repressed because of inadequate or deliberately repressive policy. Mapping Digital Media examines the situation in 56 countries.

Case Watch: Who Killed Deyda Hydara?

August 13, 2014 | by Rupert Skilbeck
West Africa's regional court has delivered a stinging rebuke against the Gambian National Intelligence Agency for having failed to properly investigate the murder of journalist Deyda Hydara in December 2004.

Making Progress on Freedom of Information in Africa

August 13, 2014 | by Chidi Odinkalu, Maxwell Kadiri
Thirteen African nations now have freedom of information laws on books; the challenge now is implementation.

How Drug Trafficking Undermines West Africa

July 30, 2014 | by Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch
The rise of drug trafficking is undermining institutions, health, and development efforts in West Africa. It's time for political leaders to change the ineffective policies that exacerbate the problem.

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.

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