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Ending the War on Women

February 24, 2015 | by Nancy Northup
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Have You Been Spied On? Here’s How to Find Out.

February 19, 2015 | by Eric King

Open Society Voices

The Role of the Internet in Building Just and Open Societies

February 11, 2015 | by Chris Stone

The Open Society Foundations and others are making a public commitment to work towards an internet that is built, used, and governed in ways that allow everyone to access it and benefit from its potential.

Why Violence Is Flaring at Europe’s Border Crossings

February 5, 2015 | by Helena Maleno Garzón

A spate of fatal incidents at the EU’s southern border crossings reveals an increasingly aggressive approach to stopping migrants at any cost.

The Link Between Functioning Toilets and Justice

January 21, 2015 | by Fatima Hassan

In Cape Town’s informal settlements, people face the threat of assault, rape, and murder simply because they don’t have access to a secure toilet near their home.

Is Interpol Vulnerable to Political Abuse?

January 20, 2015 | by Libby McVeigh, Alex Tinsley

The global policing organization is a crucial instrument in the fight against crime—and sometimes, a way for corrupt officials to hunt down their critics.

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.

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.

Court Clears the Way for Greater Press Freedom in Africa

December 11, 2014 | by Peter Noorlander

In a judgment that could have ramifications throughout the continent, an African international court has ruled that journalists should be protected from imprisonment for criminal defamation.

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.

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