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Ukraine Needs Decentralization, Done Right

October 15, 2014 | by Vladyslav Galushko, Yaryna Zhurba

Open Society Voices

Case Watch: European Court Strengthens Anti-Torture Safeguards

October 7, 2014 | by Marion Isobel

A ruling on Spain’s use of incommunicado detention for terrorism suspects calls for safeguards to ensure that suspects are protected from the risk of torture.

European Commission’s New Leadership Creates Momentum for Fundamental Rights

October 6, 2014 | by Israel Butler

The European Commission’s first vice-president has the political power and momentum to protect fundamental rights in the EU. Will he do so?

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.

Grantee Spotlight

From Haiti to Vietnam, HIV Treatment Needs Higher Doses of Fact

October 2, 2014

Across the world, global and national treatment guidelines do not translate into the realities of life for most people living with HIV. This needs to change.

Grantee Spotlight

Georgia Activists Close Ranks Online to Open Government Data

October 2, 2014

Four advocacy groups in Georgia joined efforts to create an online tool for more transparent governance, offering valuable lessons about the role of technology in NGO strategy.

Q&A

On the Bride’s Side: A Conversation with Filmmaker Gabriele Del Grande

October 2, 2014 | by Antonia Zafeiri

Filmmaker Gabriele Del Grande discusses his documentary On the Bride’s Side, which details the journey from Milan to Stockholm made by five undocumented Syrian and Palestinian refugees.

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.

Grantee Spotlight

A Small Tax That Could Add Up to Huge Gains for Public Health

September 25, 2014 | by Heather R. Benjamin

A financial transactions tax is one of the few ways to generate new money for public health in sufficient quantity to make a real difference. Here’s how it works.

Mexico’s Federal Prosecutor Must End Secrecy over San Fernando Massacres

September 25, 2014 | by Emi MacLean

Under Mexico’s new information laws, the federal prosecutors are not allowed to keep files on human rights abuses secret.

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