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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

Open Society Voices

Kyrgyzstan’s New Anti-Gay Law Is Even Worse than Russia’s

December 17, 2014 | Syinat Sultanalieva

The law criminalizes any mention of “nontraditional sexual relations”—unless it’s hate speech, which will be perfectly legal.

Despite Cosmetic Reforms, Modern Slavery Is Alive and Well in Uzbekistan

December 5, 2014 | Judith Mazdra

The authorities claim they're cracking down on child labor, but in many ways, things have gotten even worse.

Advancing Open Society through Curriculum Reform in Kyrgyzstan

November 21, 2014 | Hugh McLean

In the midst of the social and political changes happening in Kyrgyzstan, significant reform is also happening in the education system. A new curriculum framework has been approved that is built on open society values.

First Steps: A Brief History of the Step by Step Program

November 17, 2014 | Sarah Klaus, Liana Ghent

The Step by Step Program has developed over the last 20 years into a strong network working to improve the lives of young children and families.

Bringing School to an Orphanage in Kyrgyzstan Means New Prospects for Children

October 24, 2014 | Azat Israliov

Askar, an 11-year-old boy, is an orphan like many in Kyrgyzstan, living with a musculoskeletal disorder and abandoned by birth parents. But he is gaining something like a community.

Exposing a Disgrace: Uzbek Elite Keep Profiting from Forced Labor

October 24, 2014 | Jeff Goldstein, Matt Fischer-Daly

Uzbekistan still depends on cotton exports driven by what amounts to slave labor. A new report brings this practice to light.

Ukraine Needs Decentralization, Done Right

October 15, 2014 | Vladyslav Galushko, Yaryna Zhurba

Fears that decentralization will serve big business and separatists in the east mean some in Ukraine want to stall the process. This would be wrong.

No Summer Break: Repression in and around Russia Has Been Heating Up

September 8, 2014 | Viorel Ursu

The large-scale crises we see around the world today began with the kind of arrests, censorship, and everyday repression happening in Russia and the surrounding region.

How Police Can Arrest the Spread of HIV

July 18, 2014 | Sanjay Patil

Across the globe, HIV rates are climbing among sex workers and people who use drugs. A novel approach to law enforcement is changing that.

Police and HIV Prevention: A Crucial Partnership

July 18, 2014 | Sanjay Patil

Sex workers and people who use drugs bear the brunt of new HIV infections. But a novel approach to law enforcement is changing this.

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