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Will the United States Lead or Follow on International Drug Reform?

September 19, 2014 | by Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch

Open Society Voices

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.

A Court Victory over Torture Raises Hopes in Kazakhstan

February 3, 2014 | by Alexandra Cherkasenko
In an unprecented move, a court in Kazakhstan has ordered the authorities to pay compensation to a victim of police torture, enforcing a ruling by the UN Committee against Torture.

Philip Seymour Hoffman and the American Overdose Epidemic

February 3, 2014 | by Jamie Wood
The backdrop of Hoffman’s tragic death is a growing epidemic of drug overdose in American culture. How do we reverse this trend?

Join the Movement for Black Male Achievement

February 3, 2014 | by Rashid Shabazz, Sheila Leddy
Watch the award-winning documentary American Promise and join the campaign to improve the life outcomes for all black boys.

For the Success of Boys and Men of Color, A Call to Action

January 29, 2014 | by Kenneth H. Zimmerman
We are heartened by the president’s recognition that to increase opportunity for all Americans, we must help boys and men of color succeed.

Why Is West Africa Repeating the Failures of the Latin American Drug War?

January 28, 2014 | by David Bewley-Taylor
In West Africa, poor data and politically driven rhetoric drive militarized drug control, a strategy that cost Latin America hundreds of thousands of lives.

Black Male Mentors Share, Inspire, Empower

January 28, 2014 | by Chris Norris
African-American men and boys are not problems that need to be solved—they’re assets. Here's just one example of how they’re working to build strong communities.
Grantee Spotlight

When Relieving Suffering Means Removing Legal Burdens

January 27, 2014 | by Kiera Hepford, Zipporah Ali
Caring for patients at the end of life often means more than just pain relief. That's why the Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association began training health care providers to become paralegals.