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Open Society Voices

A Perilous Moment for Transgender People in the United States

November 13, 2018 Sebastian Kohn

In response to a series of increasingly brazen attacks against transgender Americans, civil society in the United States must stand strong for social justice and in defense of the progress made in recent years.

A Balanced Response to Youth Violence

November 9, 2018 Keith Wallington

When it comes to violent crimes committed by young people, the U.S. justice system fails both victims and perpetrators. A new report explains why a community-centric approach could lead to better outcomes for all.

How New Technologies Can Help—and Hurt—Migrant Workers

November 7, 2018 Elizabeth Frantz

Technology has enormous potential to improve the situation of the most disadvantaged workers, particularly migrants and refugees in low-wage jobs. But it can also exacerbate power imbalances that lead to worker exploitation.