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Discrimination

The Open Society Foundations use advocacy and litigation to combat the marginalization of racial and ethnic minorities in Europe, taking on cases involving migrants, school segregation, violence against Roma, and policies that ban Muslims from wearing the hijab or building mosques.

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Saving Newborn Rohingya from a Legal Abyss

The government of Bangladesh has already promised to uphold its obligation to register newborn Rohingya refugees. For the sake of international law—and the children’s future—it must stop dragging its feet.

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Building the Bench for Inclusive U.S. Foreign Policy: Civil Society Leading by Example

A new report, Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in the Foreign Policy Sector, demonstrates how NGOs can empower a diverse pool of national security and foreign policy experts to help solve the world’s greatest challenges.

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How a New Board Game Exposes Authoritarianism’s Folly

Due to the widespread adoption of false and malicious narratives, a politics of xenophobia and brutality is one the rise. Here’s how a small group in Bulgaria are using creativity and fun to change the terms of the debate.

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Q&A: How Parents in Tajikistan Are Organizing for Their Children’s Rights

Slowly but surely, a coalition of groups dedicated to the rights of children with disabilities is changing the way Tajikistan’s political and social worlds think about disability—and how to support parents as well as kids.

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Reimagining Drug Policy Through Artistic Expression: Museums, Marches, and More  

A panel of activists and artists will discuss creative ways to push for reform through immersive events and imaginative experiences.

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Data Alone Won’t Stop Ethnic Profiling

While many police officers in Belgium recognize that ethnic profiling is real and harmful, acknowledging the problem is only the beginning. It’s time for law enforcement to move beyond words and make concrete policy changes.