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Inside Ferguson’s October Protests

October 15, 2014 | by Terrance Pitts

Ukraine Needs Decentralization, Done Right

October 15, 2014 | by Vladyslav Galushko, Yaryna Zhurba

Open Society Voices

Arab Women Confront a Tide of Injustice

March 10, 2014

When a series of uprisings erupted throughout the Arab region three years ago, few of the women protesting for freedom and justice imagined they would still be fighting for their basic rights today.

Sent Home to Torture: Extradition in Central Asia

March 6, 2014 | by Katalin Szarvas

One man’s harrowing story offers a rare glimpse of a growing practice—where asylum seekers are sent back to countries where they face a serious risk of ill-treatment.

Grantee Spotlight

When Schools Become Targets of War

March 6, 2014 | by Trine Petersen

Around the world, schools, student, and teachers are targeted as a tactic of war. States need to take action to stop this appalling practice.

International Justice Monitor: A New Resource for Tracking Mass Atrocity Trials

March 5, 2014 | by James Goldston

A new website builds on seven years of monitoring trials of mass atrocities, in courts from The Hague to Guatemala and Cambodia.


Why Does Vancouver Need a Crack Pipe Vending Machine?

March 3, 2014

The Canadian organization that operates North America’s only legal supervised injection site is turning heads after recently installing the first ever crack pipe vending machines. Here's why.

Ukraine: Voices from the Epicenter

March 3, 2014 | by Leonard Benardo

Events are unfolding in Ukraine with such speed that it’s impossible to predict what will happen. What is certain, however, is that so much is at stake for its citizens.

Life-Changing Loans in Africa

March 3, 2014

Over 70 percent of Kenyans are smallholder farmers, many of whom struggle to earn a living. Juhudi Kilimo, a micro-finance company, empowers them to increase their incomes and create sustainable businesses.

Opening the Books on Corruption in the EU

March 3, 2014 | by Neil Campbell, Israel Butler

To exploit the full potential of its work and renew public trust in Europe, the EU must first address its €120-billion corruption problem.

All Young People in America Deserve the Opportunity to Succeed

February 28, 2014

A new public-private initiative to improve the lives of young men of color serves as a rallying cry to redouble our efforts.

A New Milestone for America’s Young Men of Color

February 27, 2014 | by Kenneth H. Zimmerman

A joint initiative involving government, business, and nonprofits aims to help America’s young men of color reach their full potential in school, work, and life.