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Torture and the Pain of Others

June 25, 2015by Masha Lisitsyna
flowers on portraits of Kalief Browder

What’s Wrong with America’s Juvenile Prisons

June 26, 2015by Francis Guzman

When Pregnancy Leads to a Prison Term

June 24, 2015by Lynn M. Paltrow

Open Society Voices

Armenia’s Pro-Russia Stance Has a Cost for Women’s Rights

December 12, 2014 | by Lara Aharonian

Domestic violence and sex-selective abortion are rife in Armenia, and efforts to solve these problems are often branded as a threat to the country’s ancestral heritage.

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.

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 | by Judith Mazdra

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 | by Mark Obbie

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 | by Jan Dinga

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 | by Mayra Gomez

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 | by Marian Daragiu, Marius Tudor

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.