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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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When Pregnancy Leads to a Prison Term

June 24, 2015 | Lynn M. Paltrow

From miscarriages to abortions to disagreements with doctors, an array of pregnancy-related issues can land a woman in jail.

Academics Come Out in Force Against Indonesia’s Drug Crackdown

June 16, 2015 | Claudia Stoicescu, Naomi Burke-Shyne

With raids, forced treatment, executions, and a declared state of emergency, Indonesia’s drug war is out of control. Now a group of academics is rallying against it.

Getting Drug Policy Right for Women and Girls

June 11, 2015 | Kasia Malinowska, Olga Rychkova

A new report details gender disparities in the impacts of drugs and drug-related crime.

Despite Some Violence, Ukraine’s LGBTI March Draws Remarkable Support

June 10, 2015 | Nazarii Boiarskyi

The achievement of the Equality March in Kyiv signals continued progress in Ukraine’s slowly thawing attitudes towards sexuality.

The Way We Get New Medicines Doesn’t Work

June 9, 2015 | Elodie Besnier

A new documentary details the many ways in which medical innovation prioritizes corporate interests.

An Anti–Drug War Ad Campaign Vanishes in Brazil

June 5, 2015 | Catesby Holmes

Two days after the launch of an ad campaign questioning the war on drugs, the ads disappeared from Sao Paulo’s city buses.

A Well-Intentioned, Deeply Flawed Approach to Drug Treatment

May 29, 2015 | Joanne Csete, Denise Tomasini-Joshi

On paper, drug courts seem like a smart, progressive way to help people kick their dependence. But a recent report suggests they may do more harm than good.

The UN’s Rebuke of Inheritance Laws Is a Victory for Women’s Health

May 27, 2015 | Tamar Ezer

Discriminatory laws have left widows homeless when their husbands die. That may soon change.

Nowhere to Turn for Drug Treatment

May 21, 2015 | Roxanne Saucier, Denise Tomasini-Joshi

A new report details the abuse, humiliation, and lack of medical care endured by people seeking drug treatment in Puerto Rico.

How Drug Companies and Bad Patents Put Lives at Risk

May 20, 2015 | Azzi Momenghalibaf

By manipulating a system meant to reward innovation, Big Pharma keeps prices high and competition away.

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