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From a Refugee Camp to a Biology Lab

May 29, 2015by Laura Silber

Open Society Voices

Time to Get Serious About Criminal Justice Reform

April 30, 2015 | by Leonard Noisette

The presidential candidates’ interest in the subject is most welcome. But we need a deeper discussion to fix what’s wrong.

How Roma Families are Taking Action against Czech School Discrimination

April 29, 2015 | by Ostalinda Maya Ovalle

Facing discrimination in the Czech Republic's education system, Roma families in the city of Ostrava are fighting to secure better schooling for their children, one child at a time.

Grantee Spotlight

A Legal Lifeline for Communities Threatened by Resource Development Projects

April 29, 2015 | by Marena Brinkhurst

Meet the volunteer legal experts ensuring that resource development doesn’t bulldoze people’s lives.

Can Armenia’s Ties to the EU Be Saved?

April 29, 2015 | by Larisa Minasyan

Ever since it reluctantly joined Russia’s economic union, civil society space in Armenia has been shrinking at an alarming rate.

Grantee Spotlight

An Effort to Get Out the Roma Vote, One Citizen at a Time

April 28, 2015 | by Matthew Brindley

A new campaign aims to get Gypsies, Roma, and Travellers engaged in politics—and potentially swing a few tight races.

Unequal Assistance: How Criminal Legal Aid Varies across the European Union

April 27, 2015 | by Zaza Namoradze, Marion Isobel

As the European Union begins to debate setting minimum standards for the provision of criminal legal aid, the Open Society Justice Initiative has taken a look at what currently happens in 9 different EU countries.

The Right to Understand the Right to Remain Silent

April 27, 2015 | by Erin Neff

Do people really understand the right to remain silent? This essential right protects individuals from being compelled to make self-incriminating statements, yet too often there is a failure to ensure it is understood.

Grantee Spotlight

Meet the New Disability Rights Defenders

April 23, 2015 | by Leon Mar

Open Society’s Disability Rights Scholarship Program is cultivating a new generation of lawyers and advocates who can fight for disability rights for years to come.

Grantee Spotlight

Five Photographers Present Journeys Toward Freedom, Safety, and Self-Determination

April 21, 2015 | by Siobhan Riordan

From the creative act of authorship to the formidable journey to escape slavery, the stories highlighted in the next installment of the Moving Walls photography series explore people in pursuit of new worlds.

Diverse Communities Embrace Multiculturalism with Surprising Ease

April 21, 2015 | by Harris Beider

A new Open Society report dispels the idea that multiculturalism is an unpopular phenomenon thrust upon a reluctant public.

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