Securing Women’s Land and Property Rights
In many parts of the world, women’s rights to land and property are systematically denied. Women have fewer or less secure rights than men, and discriminatory attitudes and practices undermine them. This leaves many women vulnerable, and almost entirely dependent on the men in their lives for basic economic survival.
Dependance on men can lead to entrapment in abusive relationships, less control over sexual relations, and less ability to produce food or secure food.
This briefing paper examines where and how women’s land and property rights are protected under international human rights standards, and offers strategies to help women effectively claim and enforce them.
The Prescription for Saving Lives
A person dies every five minutes from overdose in the United States. We have the means to dramatically reduce those numbers. But the medication naloxone is suddenly scarce and prices are too high. What needs to happen next to save lives.
Rest in Peace
Remembering David Rothman, a Liberator and Pioneer
Rothman, a scholar-advocate of the highest order who had a profound influence on Open Society, wrote on a wide array of subjects concerning ethics and medicine, and helped free thousands of people from involuntary institutionalization.
End the Drug War
Reframing the Blame for the War on Drugs
The war on drugs is better understood as a war on people. To stop this useless and unjust destruction, we must change how we think—and talk—about people who use drugs.