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A Win for Victims of Forced Sterilization in Namibia

December 17, 2014 | by Nyasha Chingore-Munazvo

Kyrgyzstan’s New Anti-Gay Law Is Even Worse than Russia’s

December 17, 2014 | by Syinat Sultanalieva

Open Society Voices

Court Clears the Way for Greater Press Freedom in Africa

December 11, 2014

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.

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.

The Report on CIA Torture Confirms Our Worst Fears

December 9, 2014 | by George Soros

The secret interrogation techniques used in the name of national security are truly horrific.

Case Watch: EU Court Ruling Backs Refugees from Anti-Gay Persecution

December 8, 2014 | by Zsolt Bobis

A welcome recent ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union is likely to make it harder for governments to deny political asylum to applicants facing persecution for their sexual orientation.

Despite Cosmetic Reforms, Modern Slavery Is Alive and Well in Uzbekistan

December 5, 2014

The authorities claim they're cracking down on child labor, but in many ways, things have gotten even worse.

Victimizing Eric Garner’s Family All Over Again

December 5, 2014

The cop won’t be charged. But does the deceased’s family have any rights in the criminal justice system?

Grantee Spotlight

Putting an End to the Myth that Roma Families Drain Slovakia’s Welfare System

December 4, 2014

A new analysis of Slovakia’s social welfare system debunks the notion that Roma families are a drain on public funds.

When Women Own Land, All Sorts of Problems Disappear

December 4, 2014

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.

How Getting Involved in Politics Transformed One Roma Village’s Future

December 4, 2014

Filipeştii de Târg shows how systematic disenfranchisement can hold back a people—and how a community determined to break free of this can change its trajectory for generations to come.

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.

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