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Why Harm Reduction Is Crucial to the Fight Against HIV

November 30, 2017 | Fionnuala Murphy

New research shows that the HIV epidemic among people who inject drugs is worse than we thought. National governments must reject the “war on drugs” and invest in harm reduction policies—before it’s too late.

Q&A: Looking for Answers on Law Enforcement Killings

November 9, 2017

According to a new study from Harvard, there is scant publicly available data on how many people are killed by police. What is there, however, is worrying—which is all the more reason why more data and research is needed.

What’s in Your Drinking Water? Too Many People Still Don’t Know

October 2, 2017 | Elizabeth Moses

This year’s International Right to Know Day was a reminder that despite the progress that’s been made, far too many people still don’t know the basic information they need to keep themselves and their loved ones healthy.

Central Asia at History’s Crossroads

July 14, 2017 | Leonard Benardo

Central Asia’s long history of foreign and domestic repression is well known. Less appreciated, but just as important, is the on-the-ground progress happening across the region every day by civil society activists.

Moving Beyond Institutions and Supporting Independent Living in Europe

June 8, 2017 | Katharine Boaden

A new documentary shows how deinstitutionalization has transformed the lives of people with disabilities—and underscores the importance of EU funding for independent living.

Fighting Corruption in Health Care? There’s an App for That

March 10, 2017 | Akjibek Beishebaeva

Teams of coders and journalists from Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan recently took part in a hackathon to address abuses in government procurement of medicines.

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.

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.

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.

For Funders, a Responsible Exit Is an Elusive Ideal

February 8, 2016 | Jonathan Cohen

How do foundations decide when a grantee can survive without them?

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