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Discrimination

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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Making Legal History in the Fight for Fairer Redistricting

A U.S. federal court has struck down a state congressional map for being too partisan. A cutting-edge method for measuring gerrymandering’s effects helps explain why.

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A New Champion for LGBTI Rights in Bulgaria

In one of the least LGBTI-friendly countries in Europe, a new organization is helping young LGBTI people support one another, educate the public, and remove the oppressive weight of hatred, ignorance, and fear.

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Battling the Muslim Ban

Every year, millions of Americans travel to see loved ones. Under the Trump Administration’s travel ban, many Muslim Americans are grounded. The legal fight continues.

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Virtual, Inclusive, and Strong: How a Youth Group Brings Disability Rights Mainstream

An emerging youth group in Latin America is advocating for human rights with creative, innovative, and tech-savvy methods. What lessons can advocates elsewhere in the world draw from their example?

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Q&A: What Real Inclusion for Nonspeaking Autistic People Means

DJ Savarese, a nonspeaking autistic person who is also a published author, activist, and filmmaker, explains how the U.S. education system leaves the thousands of people like him behind—and how we can do better.

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Inclusive Education Reform Presents a Litmus Test for the Czech Republic

A surge in the anti-establishment vote in October’s elections has left the long struggle to end segregation of Roma children in Czech schools on uncertain ground.