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Recent Work

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Why Amnesty International Must Hold Firm in Its Support for Sex Workers

The global human rights group may support the decriminalization of sex work. Now, it faces criticism led, in part, by Hollywood celebrities.

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Portraits from Prison Tell Stories of Women in the Drug War

In Latin America, the most perverse consequences of the drug war are borne by women.

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Uganda’s Leap Forward on the Right to Health

After a woman died from medical neglect during childbirth, Ugandan courts stepped in and delivered a big victory for all.

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When Pregnancy Leads to a Prison Term

From miscarriages to abortions to disagreements with doctors, an array of pregnancy-related issues can land a woman in jail.

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Getting Drug Policy Right for Women and Girls

A new report details gender disparities in the impacts of drugs and drug-related crime.

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The UN’s Rebuke of Inheritance Laws Is a Victory for Women’s Health

Discriminatory laws have left widows homeless when their husbands die. That may soon change.

Open Society People

Binaifer Nowrojee
Asia Regional Director
Open Society Foundations–New York
Director, At Home in Europe Project
Open Society Foundation–London, Open Society Initiative for Europe