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Rewriting the Book on Education Investment in Africa

March 27, 2017Sandrine Henton, Prateek Jain

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On Venezuela’s Border with Colombia, the Need for Papers Threatens an Indigenous Way of Life

March 27, 2017 | Juliana Vengoechea

The problems facing the indigenous Wayuu people on Venezuela's border with Colombia underline the need for creative response to documenting citizenship and nationality.

Rewriting the Book on Education Investment in Africa

March 27, 2017 | Sandrine Henton, Prateek Jain

A grassroots effort in East Africa is taking a new approach to impact investment in education. The project focuses on improving students’ lives outside of the classroom.

Busting the Drug Addiction Myth

March 27, 2017 | Kasia Malinowska

Dr. Carl Hart has spent his career studying the effects of drugs on the human brain. The science shows us that a fear-based approach to fighting addiction is misleading and often harmful.

Palestine’s First “Civil” Media Organization Is a Breakthrough for Independent Journalism

March 6, 2017 | Muamar Orabi

Wattan, a news outlet that is neither privately owned nor government run, is elevating Palestine’s media landscape.

Why Europe Can No Longer Afford to Ignore Inequality

February 28, 2017 | Stefano Scarpetta

A new report sheds light on the driving forces behind the rising wealth gap. Left unaddressed, the divide won’t just affect those at the bottom; it will mean a more fractious and unstable future for all.

Baton Rape Case Fuels Anger over Racist Policing in France

February 23, 2017 | Lanna Hollo

The sexual assault with a police baton of Theo L., a 22-year-old black Frenchman, has provoked both protests and calls for fundamental reforms in French policing.

How Mexican Human Rights Lawyers Found a New Route to Accountability

February 21, 2017 | Adriana García , Mercedes Melon

Mexican federal prosecutors must apologize to three indigenous women who were maliciously prosecuted and jailed—in a case that charts a new route to accountability.

A Flourishing in the Deserts of Afghanistan. But for How Long?

February 21, 2017 | David Mansfield

A photo exhibition looks at the human stories driving a tenuous environmental revolution in Afghanistan.

How Access to Justice Can Stop a Problem from Turning into a Crisis

February 17, 2017 | Peter Chapman, Zaza Namoradze

To shape effective policy, we need to know more about the direct and indirect social and economic costs of unresolved legal problems.

Q&A: The Missing Voices in the Immigration Debate

February 16, 2017

A new study shows the media is paying more attention to immigrants in detention—but migrants’ stories are too often overlooked.

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