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Why Your Voting Rights Matter More Than Ever

September 23, 2014 | by Erica Teasley Linnick

Open Society Voices

Who Benefits from Niger’s Uranium?

February 13, 2014 | by Ibrahima Aidara
Niger is one of the world’s largest uranium producers, yet almost 90 percent of the population lacks access to electricity. Why? Enormous corporate tax breaks.
Grantee Spotlight

Another Side of the Struggle for LGBT Rights in Russia

February 13, 2014 | by Vicki Litvinov
A recent film festival shows that the story about LGBT rights in Russia is neither so bleak nor so simple as the media portrays.

Five Things Italy Needs to Do to Clean Up Its Human Rights Record

February 12, 2014 | by Miriam Anati
In the second half of 2014, Italy will take on the rotating presidency of the European Union. If it wants to step into the role as a credible broker, it has some work to do.

Grassroots Justice in Moldova

February 11, 2014 | by Diana Marian
Svetlana Secu didn’t know what to do. Abused by her husband, she needed protection for herself and for her children. She turned to a local paralegal.

In Bosnia, Protests That Can No Longer Be Ignored

February 10, 2014 | by Dobrila Govedarica
What’s the story behind the recent protests in Bosnia? And will leaders get the message before the situation worsens?

High Tech Tools for the Human Rights Lawyer

February 7, 2014 | by Elizabeth Eagen
Being a human rights lawyer is a tough road. A new research paper explores how technology can help.

From Crisis to Hope in Europe

February 7, 2014 | by George Soros
The European Union was inspired by the ideals of an open and free society. In the shadow of the current economic and political crisis, it’s time to return to those ideals.
Grantee Spotlight

Slavery by Another Name

February 5, 2014 | by Catherine Allan
A digital storytelling project educates teachers and students on forms of slavery that persisted well into the 20th century.

Development’s Missing Ingredient

February 4, 2014 | by George Soros
We need to persuade members of the UN General Assembly that development targets should involve not just access to education, healthcare, clean water, and other vital services, but also access to justice.
Grantee Spotlight

A Dramatic Effort to Address the Legacy of Bombing in Laos

February 4, 2014 | by Channapha Khamvongsa
Laos is the most heavily bombed country per capita in history. One-third of the ordnance never exploded, and continues to maim and kill. But the problem is getting some new attention and aid.

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