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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

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How Reproductive Justice Serves as a Model for Progressive Organizing

June 23, 2017 | Elisa Slattery

Groundswell Fund’s Naa Hammond explains why reproductive justice is about more than reproductive rights, and why movements for transformative change must be intersectional.

How Drug Courts Are Falling Short

June 7, 2017 | Christine Mehta

The “drug court” alternative-sentencing model has spread across the United States. It may be increasingly common, but the drug court model often fails to respect human rights.

Gender Identity Recognition at the Border and Beyond

April 5, 2017 | Lisa Skeen

Activists in the United States and elsewhere are mobilizing to ensure trans and intersex people’s rights are protected while traveling abroad—when they are particularly vulnerable.

Busting the Drug Addiction Myth

March 27, 2017 | Kasia Malinowska

Dr. Carl Hart has spent his career studying the effects of drugs on the human brain. The science shows us that a fear-based approach to fighting addiction is misleading and often harmful.

The Hidden Consequences of Forcing Women to Travel for Abortions

July 7, 2016 | Elisa Slattery

Laws that keep abortion services far from where women live are a form of social exclusion that women’s rights advocates call “abortion exile.”

Q&A: Is Addiction a Learning Disorder?

May 27, 2016

By recognizing why people with addictions make the choices they do, policy makers can see the futility of punitive drug policies.

Could the “Ithaca Plan” Become a Model for Harm Reduction in America?

March 3, 2016 | Matthew Wilson

The small city of Ithaca, New York, just launched one of the most innovative approaches to drug use anywhere in the United States.

Hope for Improving Health Outcomes for Vulnerable Populations

February 9, 2016 | Kellen Russionello

A new program in California could vastly improve both health and criminal justice outcomes for the state’s most vulnerable populations.

A Chance to Get Drug Policy Right

December 17, 2015 | Daniel Wolfe, Kasia Malinowska

In 1998, the world’s leaders hashed out a plan to create “a drug-free world.” In April, they’ll come together again—and search for a smarter way forward.

A New Look Behind the Pricing of a $1,000 Pill

December 7, 2015 | Azzi Momenghalibaf

A U.S. Senate investigation concludes that a blockbuster hepatitis C drug was priced to drive profits, not innovation. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

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