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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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Fortifying Africa Against Instability Caused by Climate Change

December 22, 2014 | Firmin Mbala

As rising temperatures throw parts of the continent into chaos, an initiative aims to build resilience to the deadly conflicts catalyzed by a shifting climate.

Bringing the Streets to Politics: Hip-Hop Promotes Openness in Senegal

November 11, 2014 | Amanda Fortier

Senegalese youth learn to express and sustain demands for change through a project that emphasizes rap and hip-hop culture.

Building the Civil Society of Tomorrow Means Investing in Teachers Today

October 3, 2014 | Trine Petersen

An estimated 250 million children globally lack the skills essential to civic participation. To end this learning crisis, we must ensure that all children have teachers who are trained, motivated, and connected.

A Step Closer to Equal Education in South Africa

November 19, 2012 | Hugh McLean

Equal Education has secured a crucial victory in the campaign for minimum norms and standards for school infrastructure in South Africa.

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.

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.

Supporting Debate, from Classroom to Community

May 17, 2012 | Amy Weil
With rare exception, debate is the domain of elite universities. This is something we are hoping to change with Global Debates.

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?

Youth, Politics, and the Inheritance of Progress in Senegal

November 3, 2011 | Marta Martinelli

Y’en a marre, a nonviolent Senegalese youth movement, has changed the political landscape ahead of next year's elections.

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