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Healing the Wounds in Ferguson and Staten Island

December 19, 2014 | by Kenneth H. Zimmerman, Damon Hewitt

Kyrgyzstan’s New Anti-Gay Law Is Even Worse than Russia’s

December 17, 2014 | by Syinat Sultanalieva

Open Society Voices

Ukraine: The Road Ahead

April 22, 2014 | by Leonard Benardo

It is more important than ever to support an independent Ukraine—one empowered to decide its own future.

Grantee Spotlight

Roma: In Search of A Balanced Image

April 21, 2014

With sustained support, activists can steer public discourse to be less about “the Roma problem” and more about the value of the Roma people.

How Illicit Financial Flows Drain African Economies

April 21, 2014

Billions of dollars have been secretly plundered from African economies in recent decades, resulting in missed development opportunities, increased poverty, and continued injustice.

At the UN, New Voices Call for an End to the Drug War

April 18, 2014

More governments around the world are pushing for drug policies that respect human rights, promote public health, and reduce crime.

Tackling Corruption in Armenia with High- and Low-Tech Tools

April 15, 2014

A government watchdog in Armenia is using data generated by ink and paper to fight corruption in the media.

Remembering Peter Bell

April 15, 2014 | by Chris Stone

Peter Bell, who died on April 4, may have done more to shape American philanthropy over the last five decades than perhaps any of his contemporaries.

Grantee Spotlight

Democracy Is More Than Just Holding Elections

April 11, 2014

Wouldn’t you like to give those in power a report card? This is what citizen engagement looks like, and it’s possible for all of us, according to John Gaventa, head of the Coady International Institute.

How to Ensure Free and Fair Elections in Guinea

April 11, 2014

If preparations are not made for its next presidential election, Guinea risks falling back into instability, violence, and economic losses.


How to Stop Overdose Deaths in New York

April 10, 2014

New York has announced big news in the battle against drug overdose deaths. But is it enough?

When Italians Were the Ones Being Called “Dirty Beggars”

April 10, 2014 | by Zeljko Jovanovic

In Italy today, the Roma face a level of racism and bigotry that would have been familiar to Italian immigrants to the United States over a century ago.