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Throughout the world, people who face stigma and discrimination are often left with substandard or no health care. The Open Society Foundations work to establish health policies and practices that are based on evidence and promote social inclusion, human rights, and justice.

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Women Speak Up Against an Archaic Abortion Law in Northern Ireland

January 27, 2016 by Kellie O’Dowd 9

Why is it still illegal to take a pill the World Health Organization calls an essential medicine?

To Change Drug Policy, First Change the Way You Measure It

January 21, 2016 by Dan Werb 5

Many governments are using the wrong metrics to evaluate their approach to drugs.

The Many Consequences of Violence Against Sex Workers

December 17, 2015 by Julia Lukomnik 10

Across Eastern Europe and Central Asia, a number of innovative programs are helping to counter the threats that sex workers face on a regular basis.

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