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Torture and the Pain of Others

June 25, 2015by Masha Lisitsyna
flowers on portraits of Kalief Browder

What’s Wrong with America’s Juvenile Prisons

June 26, 2015by Francis Guzman

When Pregnancy Leads to a Prison Term

June 24, 2015by Lynn M. Paltrow

Open Society Voices

Grantee Spotlight

A New Film Teaches Youth How to Deal with Stop-and-Search

April 3, 2015 | by Maryanne Olson

Taking know-your-rights into real-life street situations, a film called Y-Stop seeks to educate London youth on how to navigate an encounter with the police.

The Simple Funding Fix That Could Dramatically Reduce Drug-Related Deaths

April 2, 2015 | by Fionnuala Murphy

A new campaign argues that countless lives could be saved by redirecting just a sliver of funding from drug enforcement toward harm reduction.

Seeing Africa Through the Eyes of Poets

March 30, 2015 | by Amanda Fortier

On a small island off the coast of Senegal, 22 poets got together to “rethink Africa” at a residency hosted by the Open Society Foundations.

Amid Ebola Emergency, Political Problems Distract Sierra Leone

March 27, 2015 | by Tehtena Mebratu-Tsegaye

The sacking of Sierra Leone's vice president has sparked political tensions and fueled concerns about the role of the constitution and the rule of law.

Why We Are Setting Up a European Roma Institute

March 27, 2015 | by George Soros, Thorbjørn Jagland

The value of building up the confidence of the Roma should not be underestimated.

Grantee Spotlight

Hate Crimes Don’t Discriminate

March 27, 2015 | by Melissa Sonnino

You don’t need to be a member of an oppressed group to be a victim of a hate crime. The problem affects all of us, which means we all have to fight it.

Grantee Spotlight

Looking Differently at Disability and Decision Making

March 26, 2015 | by Tirza Leibowitz

Many people with disabilities are not allowed to make the most basic decisions about how to lead their own lives. “Supported decision making” can change this.

Stop Prosecuting Children as Adults

March 26, 2015 | by Luisa Taveras

Approximately 200,000 American youth are tried and incarcerated as adults every year, making the United States the world’s leading jailer of kids.

Case Watch: UK Supreme Court Backs Government Rejection of Statelessness Claim

March 25, 2015 | by Simon Cox

The UK Supreme Court ruled that stripping British nationality from a naturalized citizen accused of terrorism did not make him stateless, even when his country of birth repudiated the claim.

Grantee Spotlight

Can Investigative Journalism Flourish in the Arab World?

March 24, 2015 | by Rana Sabbagh

Secretive governments and social norms that discourage debate have held back quality journalism in many Arab countries. A new initiative aims to change that.

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