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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.

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.

Criminalized Condoms Force China’s Sex Workers to Make a Difficult Choice

August 30, 2016 | Marc Krupanski

A new study shows how sex workers are made more vulnerable by police seizures of condoms as evidence of illegal activity.

A Push for Balanced Drug Policy Is Transforming Pain Relief in India

March 31, 2016 | Naomi Burke-Shyne

Dr. M.R. Rajagopal, founder of Pallium India, is working state by state with health care professionals to make palliative care more pervasive.

Open Society Scholars Bring Mental Health Services to Afghanistan

September 30, 2015 | Zoe Brogden

A group of Open Society scholarship recipients trained in mental health counseling are transporting those skills to Afghanistan, a place where counseling doesn’t exist.

Academics Come Out in Force Against Indonesia’s Drug Crackdown

June 16, 2015 | Claudia Stoicescu, Naomi Burke-Shyne

With raids, forced treatment, executions, and a declared state of emergency, Indonesia’s drug war is out of control. Now a group of academics is rallying against it.

Mass Executions of Drug Offenders Won’t Help Indonesia

January 23, 2015 | Ricky Gunawan, Ajeng Larasati

On January 18, six people convicted of drug crimes were put to death in Indonesia, perhaps signaling a brutal escalation of the country’s war against drugs.

Building an Open Burma Through Medical Ethics

December 22, 2014 | Sebastian Krueger

Professor Myaing Myaing Nyunt says that something as simple as teaching doctors and students about consent forms will encourage democratic transition.

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