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Ukraine Fights Its Shortfall of Trust in Education

April 24, 2017Andreas Schleicher

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After the Earthquake, Nepal Can Build a Better Future for All

April 25, 2017 | Som Niroula, Neetu Pokharel

Listening to the voices of those most affected is vital for successful reconstruction after the devastating 2015 Nepal earthquake.

Finding a Way Out of Legal Limbo in the Dominican Republic

April 19, 2017 | Cassandre Theano

Community-based paralegals are helping people of Haitian descent secure the legal identity documents that affirm their citizenship.

In the Crosshairs, Syria’s Doctors Are Still Saving Lives—and Bearing Witness

April 18, 2017 | Donna McKay

Chemical agents and attacks on hospitals have become horrific weapons of war in the ongoing conflict. But doctors are being trained to document atrocities like these—so that war criminals can one day be held to account.

In a Time of Turmoil, a Path to Roma Self-Determination

April 8, 2017 | Mensur Haliti

Despite facing unprecedented crises today, Roma communities can draw on their collective strength and shared history to wrest control of their own futures.

In the Mediterranean, Standing Back Is Not an Option

April 7, 2017 | Giovanna Castagna, Magdalena Majkowska-Tomkin

NGO search and rescue missions in the Mediterranean are a necessary moral response to a continuing humanitarian tragedy.

Q&A: Inside the Campaign to Close Rikers

April 6, 2017

An independent commission helped advance a long-running drive to shutter the notorious New York City jail complex on Rikers Island. What happens next?

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.

Children with Autism in Kyrgyzstan Gain a Helping Hand

March 31, 2017 | Tynymgul Eshieva

In a country where this vulnerable population is often denied adequate education and medical care, this organization is working to improve attitudes as well as access.

On Venezuela’s Border with Colombia, the Need for Papers Threatens an Indigenous Way of Life

March 27, 2017 | Juliana Vengoechea

The problems facing the indigenous Wayuu people on Venezuela’s border with Colombia underline the need for creative response to documenting citizenship and nationality.

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.

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