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A New Champion for LGBTI Rights in Bulgaria

January 16, 2018Gregory Czarnecki

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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.

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.

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.

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