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Can a Virtual Reality Video Help Fight Anti-HIV Stigma?

February 7, 2019Sydelle Willow Smith
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Women Will Not Be Silent

February 5, 2019Kavita N. Ramdas

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Volunteer Lawyers Give New Direction to Nigerian Legal Aid Initiative

February 13, 2019 | Stanley Ibe

In the town of Ikorodu, local lawyers are delivering free legal aid to detainees within 48 hours of arrest and joining an effort to steer people charged with nonviolent crimes away from unnecessary detention.

Can a Virtual Reality Video Help Fight Anti-HIV Stigma?

February 7, 2019 | Sydelle Willow Smith

In Cape Town, activists are working to combat the myths and misinformation associated with HIV testing.

Women Will Not Be Silent

February 5, 2019 | Kavita N. Ramdas

By now, the link between authoritarianism and the repression of women and gender nonconforming people is clear. But those targeted by such hateful politics cannot—and will not—be intimidated.

How the United States Can Support Armenia’s Fledgling Democracy

January 16, 2019 | Tatevik Khachatryan

The people of Armenia have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to enact sweeping anticorruption and criminal justice reforms. Here’s what U.S. policymakers can do to help.

International Prosecutors Fought Corruption in Guatemala. Now They’ve Been Ordered Out

January 10, 2019 | Eric Witte

The United States is acquiescing in the destruction of one of the few institutions that has shown success in targeting the main causes of Guatemala’s dysfunction.

Hungary’s Anti-NGO Tax Law Violates Free Speech and Freedom of Association

December 18, 2018 | Daniela Ikawa

The Venice Commission, Europe’s leading body of legal experts on democracy and the rule of law, has called on Hungary to repeal a 25 percent tax on NGOs working on migration issues.

The Overwhelming Evidence in Favor of Harm Reduction

December 14, 2018 | Katie Stone

Harm reduction services are cost-effective, supportive of healthier communities, and safer. It's time for governments worldwide to follow the facts, not antidrug prejudice.

A Pivotal Decade for the Movement to End the “War on Drugs”

December 14, 2018 | Diego Garcia-Sayan

Over the past decade, Open Society’s Global Drug Policy Program has supported reformers all over the world as they organize against the worst effects of the failed “war on drugs.” The future is bright, but challenges remain.

No State Accountability for North Carolina Contractor Who Helped CIA Torture

December 13, 2018 | Catherine Read

While far too much of the CIA’s activities during the presidency of George W. Bush remains hidden from the public, a new report helps to fill the gap by taking a closer look at North Carolina’s involvement.

Q&A: Defending the Right to Protest in South Africa

December 6, 2018

Despite its place in the country’s constitution, the right to peacefully protest in South Africa is often abridged. Here’s what the civil society group Right2Protest is doing to end this injustice and protect this key right.

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