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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.

Q&A: Lawyers on the Margins Find Creative Ways to Help Their Clients—and Each Other

February 13, 2017

Given worrying recent trends, the need for specialized legal assistance to vulnerable groups continues to grow. But this collaborative network of peers is rising to the challenge.

As U.S. States Decriminalize Marijuana, Mexico’s Drug War Rages On

February 6, 2017 | Froylán Enciso, Brenda Pérez

Decriminalization has brought an array of benefits to the United States, but not always to Mexico.

“Rogues” and “Vagabonds” No More: Ending Africa’s Imperial Legacy of Absurd Petty Offenses

February 3, 2017 | Louise Ehlers

Archaic colonial era laws originally imposed to control local populations still endure in Africa, allowing police to harass and arrest people who have done nothing wrong.

Greece’s Public Health Crisis Is Hitting Migrants Especially Hard

January 26, 2017 | Nicole Kakantoussi, Marios Atzemis

Two of the country’s most pressing challenges—migration and rising HIV rates—often affect the same people. One organization is tackling both.

In the Fight against AIDS, People Who Inject Drugs Are Being Left Behind

December 1, 2016 | Tom Henderson

Until we direct more resources towards harm reduction, we’ll never achieve the goal of ending AIDS.

Death Threats in Haiti

October 13, 2016 | Chris Stone

Amid natural disaster and threats of violence, our foundation in Haiti continues working to create the zones of freedom on which open society depends.

Zambia Is Pioneering a New Approach to Criminal Justice for People with Disabilities

September 21, 2016 | Louise Ehlers

Once in the system, people with psychosocial or intellectual disabilities can remain trapped forever. Now, a coalition of advocates is altering the landscape.

A Photo Contest Captures Life with Ebola in West Africa

September 19, 2016 | Christopher Ifeanyi-Nwanze

Traumatized yet resilient, the region is rebounding after the outbreak that claimed 10,000 lives.

Women Who Survived Ebola Find a Space to Rebuild Their Lives

September 16, 2016 | Fatou Wurie

Two years after the worst health crisis ever to hit West Africa, entrepreneurship, community, and joy are returning to Sierra Leone.

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