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Lessons from the White Working Class Community in Stockholm

August 28, 2014 | by Antonia Zafeiri

Open Society Voices

African Commission Sets out Standards on Pretrial Detention

May 23, 2014 | by Stanley Ibe
New standards seek to change Africa’s dismal record on the over-use of pretrial detention, a scourge whose impacts reach well beyond the individuals directly affected.

Ukraine Elections: A Path to Legitimacy?

May 23, 2014 | by Inna Pidluska, Viorel Ursu
The May 25 Ukrainian presidential elections come at a critical moment in the country’s history.

The Power of the Ballot Box for Roma in Europe

May 22, 2014 | by Zeljko Jovanovic
If the EU Roma community were a country, it would be bigger than Denmark, Finland, or Slovakia. Why are they still excluded from meaningful political participation?

What’s at Stake in the EU Elections

May 22, 2014 | by Heather Grabbe, Eleanor Kelly
The European Union has begun its first pan-European poll since the euro-crisis began in earnest. What is at stake in these elections and what impact will they have on open society in Europe?

U.S. Must Prove Its Commitment to Human Rights in Central Asia

May 20, 2014 | by Judith Mazdra
The U.S. government must deliverer clearer and more emphatic messages in support of human rights in Central Asia.

On the Trail of a Mysterious Disease in Nicaragua

May 16, 2014 | by Annick Shen
Photojournalist Ed Kashi documents a deadly epidemic of kidney disease affecting sugarcane workers in Central America.

How Social Accountability Protects Health Rights

May 16, 2014 | by Jamila Headley
Social accountability initiatives mobilize citizens to protect their right to health, and they yield real results.

For EU Voters, a Digital Matchmaker

May 16, 2014 | by Leonie van Tongeren
Confused about who to vote for? Try voting advice applications—online tools that match voters with political parties and candidates.
Grantee Spotlight

Demolishing a Bedouin Village to Build an Israeli Town

May 15, 2014 | by Suhad Bishara
The Israeli government plans to displace the Bedouin community of Umm el-Hieran. But the circumstances under which the Bedouin first arrived in the area lend their predicament a terrible absurdity.

How Do You Quantify Hope for Black Men and Boys?

May 15, 2014 | by Shawn Dove
When it comes to support for initiatives focused on improving life outcomes for black males in America, where should we go from here? A new report offers answers.