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Healing the Wounds in Ferguson and Staten Island

December 19, 2014 | by Kenneth H. Zimmerman, Damon Hewitt
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Can a New Book Help France Embrace Its Multicultural Side?

December 19, 2014 | by Marc Cheb Sun

Open Society Voices

Grantee Spotlight

Patrolling the Streets with Hungary’s Roma Police

June 3, 2014

In Hungary, an increased Roma presence in law enforcement cultivates cooperation and helps change ingrained stereotypes at street level.

Grantee Spotlight

Time to Speak out against Statelessness in Europe

June 2, 2014

A petition launched by the European Network on Statelessness is urging governments to take steps to solve the crisis in their midst.

A Global Victory for Palliative Care

June 2, 2014 | by Mary Callaway, Sebastian Krueger

The first-ever World Health Organization resolution on palliative care charts a path for proper care and treatment for patients across the world with life-threatening illness.

Grantee Spotlight

Support, Don’t Punish: How You Can Help End the War on Drugs

May 30, 2014

People in more than 50 cities around the world will take to the streets on June 26 to demand an end to the drug war.

Bill Aims to Improve the Health of Nigeria’s Oil and Gas Industry

May 30, 2014

Nigeria has a thriving oil and gas sector, yet most of its people continue to live off less than $1.25 per day. Here's one way Nigerians are trying to address this "poverty amidst plenty."

Grantee Spotlight

An Online Bill of Rights in Brazil

May 29, 2014 | by Hannah Draper

A first-ever law in Brazil is designed to protect internet privacy, free expression, and net neutrality. We spoke with digital rights expert Ronaldo Lemos, who helped draft the legislation.

How Access to Justice Is Helping Women in Northern Pakistan

May 28, 2014 | by Lotta Teale

Community-based paralegals are helping young women and their families use the law to resolve problems arising from “down country” marriages.

Grantee Spotlight

In Europe, Tackling Hate Speech with Humor

May 28, 2014

There’s nothing inherently funny about the xenophobia that is on the rise in Europe. But satire and humor are proving to be useful tools in the fight against intolerance.


What Do the Results of the European Elections Mean for Open Society?

May 27, 2014 | by Eleanor Kelly, Heather Grabbe

Anti-establishment parties—including anti-EU and xenophobic parties—have made significant electoral gains in last week’s European elections. What do these results mean for open society?

African Commission Sets out Standards on Pretrial Detention

May 23, 2014 | by Stanley Ibe

New standards seek to change Africa’s dismal record on the over-use of pretrial detention, a scourge whose impacts reach well beyond the individuals directly affected.