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The Grim Numbers and Human Cost of Violence against Trans People

November 20, 2015by Carla LaGata/Carsten Balzer, Boglarka Fedorko
A crowd of demonstrators in Paris

A Paris-Based Media Outlet Reacts to the Attacks

November 16, 2015by Daniel Makonnen

Open Society Voices

Unaccompanied Minors Struggle to Navigate a Chaotic Asylum System

November 24, 2015 | by Yonous Muhammadi

A chaotic, dysfunctional system awaits young refugees entering Europe alone, pushing many of them onto the street or into forced labor.

The Countries That Gave Me a Second Chance as a Refugee

November 23, 2015 | by Michael Kraus

When Soviet troops invaded Czechoslovakia in 1968, this man faced violence and the loss of his family. But the countries that offered him refuge changed his life.

The Grim Numbers and Human Cost of Violence against Trans People

November 20, 2015 | by Carla LaGata/Carsten Balzer, Boglarka Fedorko

This year, 271 murdered trans and gender-diverse people will be added to the list of those honored on Transgender Day of Remembrance.

History Shows That Europe Can Handle a Refugee Influx

November 19, 2015 | by Enna Gerin

Looking back and comparing her experience to that of refugees today, one woman sees her case as a textbook example of how things should work.

Burma’s Voters See a Bright Future for Their Country, Polls Show

November 18, 2015 | by Ben Suffian

Public polling indicates that citizens are solidly behind the National League for Democracy’s priorities—and never had much confidence in the ousted military regime.

Grantee Spotlight

Why Mothers of Children with Disabilities Are Suddenly Talking in Kyrgyzstan

November 17, 2015 | by Kimberly O’Haver

In a country where disabilities invite stigma and discrimination, a discussion group is starting to change minds—and, possibly, laws.

How a Protest in Afghanistan Instilled Hope for the Country’s Future

November 17, 2015 | by Shaharzad Akbar

After the beheadings of seven innocent members of an ethnic minority, Afghans hoped their protest would draw attention to the violence—but it achieved something far more profound.

A Paris-Based Media Outlet Reacts to the Attacks

November 16, 2015 | by Daniel Makonnen

In the wake of the attacks that killed over a hundred in Paris, a publisher explains the media’s role in responding, and why we shouldn’t make assumptions about the terrorists’ intended targets.

European Court Rulings Highlight Azerbaijan’s Bleak Record on Human Rights

November 16, 2015 | by Marina Van Riel

A series of human rights rulings against Azerbaijan underline the need for a concerted response from the Council of Europe to the deteriorating political situation there.

Grantee Spotlight

Taking “Ban the Box” to the Next Level

November 13, 2015 | by Dorsey Nunn

The president’s move to get federal agencies to ban the box is an important first step. But to create systemic change we need to extend it to the private sector.