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Open Society Voices

Chelsea Manning’s 35-Year Sentence: Far Beyond All Norms

May 19, 2016 by Sandra Coliver 3

In a comparable case in Israel, a young woman soldier was given three-and-a-half years in prison, while a British intelligence officer received just six months after releasing “highly sensitive” documents.

To Be Effective, China’s New Anti–Domestic Violence Law Needs Civil Society’s Support

May 17, 2016 by Joy Chia 3

China’s government has addressed family violence with official legislation—now it’s up to the public to utilize it.

African Feminists Mark Women’s Role in Shaping Their Continent’s Future

May 12, 2016 by Jessica Horn 15

At an inspiring meeting in Zimbabwe, over 160 women gathered to mark feminism’s leading role in creating a more progressive Africa.

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Open Society Foundations–New York, Open Society Justice Initiative
Senior Legal Officer, National Security and Counterterrorism
Open Society Foundations–New York, Open Society Justice Initiative
Program Director, Justice Fund
U.S. Programs, Open Society Foundations–New York

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