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Battling the Muslim Ban

December 27, 2017Farhana Khera
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A New Champion for LGBTI Rights in Bulgaria

January 16, 2018Gregory Czarnecki

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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.

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.

Burma in Transition

February 28, 2013 | Zaw Zaw, Jeffrey Stein

Despite positive developments in Burma, the country remains mired in conflict. These photographs present a snapshot of life in Burma today, highlighting the causes for hope and progress and the immense challenges that remain.

Why Is the World Bank Excluding People with Disabilities?

September 13, 2012 | Jens Trummer

The World Bank has failed to take into account the needs of people with disabilities in its policies related to social safeguards on investments. This is a blatant disregard of human rights and must be rectified immediately.

News Digest: Hundreds of Websites Blocked in India

August 24, 2012 | Becky Hogge

Weekly news digest produced by the Information Program. This week’s top story is about the Indian government’s decision to block hundreds of websites for fear they are inciting racial hatred.

Bulgaria’s Roma Pushing for Real Accountability in Health Care

August 22, 2012 | Erin Howe

Despite strong Roma integration policies, Roma still have less access to health care than majority populations. To address this gap, community groups are monitoring health care services and advocating for change.

My Role at the Open Society Foundations

July 5, 2012 | Chris Stone

My job at the Open Society Foundations is to support the ambitions of people overlooked in their own societies, oppressed by their own governments, or simply striving to fulfill the promises of our time.

Secretary Clinton: Thank You, and More, Please

November 9, 2011 | Zoe Hudson

Calling for an "AIDS-free generation," Secretary Clinton delivered a strong and welcome speech on global HIV/AIDS. At a time of stagnating budgets and threats to foreign aid, her strong support for ramping up the fight was good news. But why no mention of vulnerable groups, like people who inject drugs, sex workers, and men who have sex with men?

Hungary’s Invisible People

August 23, 2011 | Judith Klein

A new documentary film by the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union offers a clear and moving message of why societies should not lock up people with intellectual disabilities.