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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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The World Must Learn from Hong Kong’s Example

October 18, 2017 | Matthew Wilson, Joy Chia

While many policymakers work to control heroin dependence, Hong Kong stands out. A new report explains why—and offers lessons to public officials hoping to follow its example.

What’s in Your Drinking Water? Too Many People Still Don’t Know

October 2, 2017 | Elizabeth Moses

This year’s International Right to Know Day was a reminder that despite the progress that’s been made, far too many people still don’t know the basic information they need to keep themselves and their loved ones healthy.

Sri Lanka’s New Right-to-Information Law Could Save Lives

August 9, 2017 | Binaifer Nowrojee

For too long, government secrets held Sri Lanka’s democracy back. Now, the law is already shifting power back where it belongs—in the hands of the people.

The Push for Marriage Equality in Taiwan

May 17, 2017 | Leon Mar

As a decade-long campaign for marriage equality nears its conclusion, the Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline Association’s Jennifer Lu explains the context and the significance of the decision now facing the people of Taiwan.

China’s New Regulations for Persons with Disabilities Are a Good Step—but Not Enough

April 28, 2017 | Joy Chia

Advocates fighting against educational segregation have won an important victory, but Chinese authorities must now follow through.

What’s Life Like for Women Who Use Drugs in Indonesia? It’s Time We Asked Them

March 8, 2017 | Claudia Stoicescu, Rima Ameilia

Police violence, social stigma, and poor access to health care are a daily—and poorly understood—reality for many women who use drugs. A new report is finally letting them tell their story.

The University That’s Educating—and Empowering—Women from across Asia

January 25, 2017 | Alex Bookbinder

Critical thinking reigns at the Asian University for Women, where students get the kind of education usually found at small liberal arts schools.

The Stabilizing Power of School for Children with Disabilities in Pakistan

January 4, 2017 | Faisal Bari

Pakistan’s inclusive education programs are still in the pilot stage, but provincial governments hope to scale them up in the coming years.

As Executions Surge in Pakistan, One Group Works to Protect Death Row’s Most Vulnerable

December 14, 2016 | Samina Naz

Pakistan is putting hundreds to death, including people with mental illnesses. Shifting public opinion could change that.

Nepali and Colombian Journalists Join Forces to Protect Their Peers

November 21, 2016 | Ujir Magar

Colombia has made strides in protecting journalists from physical attacks. Now, a group of Nepali journalists is working to apply some of these methods in a different context.

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