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Inclusive Education Reform Presents a Litmus Test for the Czech Republic

November 13, 2017Ostalinda Maya Ovalle, Štěpán Drahokoupil
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Is Judicial Independence Finally Coming to Kyrgyzstan?

November 16, 2017Shamil Ibragimov, Joshua Russell
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After the Storm: Building a Better Houston

November 3, 2017John Henneberger

Open Society Voices

Our Approach to Mental Health Isn’t Working

October 10, 2017 | Ailbhe Finn

Viewing mental illness as a biological disease of the brain—inevitable, incurable, genetic—is not only wrong on scientific grounds, but neglects the experiences of the best authorities on people’s mental health: themselves.

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.

For Children with Disabilities, Global Funding for Education Falls Short

March 20, 2017 | Dragana Sretenov

Millions of children are missing out on education because governments are not investing enough money.

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.

Liberia’s Next Generation Finds Room to Grow

July 27, 2016 | Tina Hyder, Massa Crayton

Despite an array of life-threatening challenges, young children in Liberia are finding support in a country that’s making strides in early childhood development.

“Scared Straight” Anti-Drug Programs Aren’t Scaring Kids at All

November 25, 2015 | Joanne Csete

A new report suggests that fear-based abstinence programs like D.A.R.E. might actually increase drug use among youth.

Children Around the World Aren’t Getting the Palliative Care They Need

October 8, 2015 | Joan Marston

Myths, fears, and more keep children with life-limiting illness from the mind, body, and spiritual care they have a right to.

From Medicine to Passports, Mediators Help Ukraine’s Roma Get What They Need

March 13, 2015 | Zola Kondur

During a time of change, a group bridges the gap between Ukraine’s disenfranchised minority and social services.

In Sparks of a Fire, Lessons for West African Health

October 31, 2014 | Amanda Fortier

A visit to two Dakar schools shows the need for, and potential effectiveness of, training children in Ebola-prevention measures.

Bringing School to an Orphanage in Kyrgyzstan Means New Prospects for Children

October 24, 2014 | Azat Israliov

Askar, an 11-year-old boy, is an orphan like many in Kyrgyzstan, living with a musculoskeletal disorder and abandoned by birth parents. But he is gaining something like a community.

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