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A New Champion for LGBTI Rights in Bulgaria

January 16, 2018Gregory Czarnecki

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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.

Keeping the Internet Open for All in Pakistan

November 17, 2016 | Samina Naz

Internet censorship in Pakistan is reaching new heights, threatening freedom of expression and the right to privacy.

Pakistan Begins to See How Early Childhood Development Could Transform Its Future

August 4, 2016 | Mehnaz Aziz

Focusing on the well-being of its youngest citizens is a long-term investment that could pay dividends for decades to come.

Mourning Orlando’s Loss from Kabul

June 13, 2016 | Shaharzad Akbar

The situations in Afghanistan and the United States are very different, but the emotions are universal.

Journalists in Pakistan Unite to Fight Violence Against Media

March 24, 2016 | Owais Aslam Ali

In a country where violence against media is common, an initiative is creating a united front—and a sense that an attack on one media outlet is an attack on them all.

You Can’t Bomb Your Way to Peace

February 19, 2016 | Larry Attree

A new series of reports shows the futility of using direct force to pursue global stability.

Between Two Countries Often at Odds, a Youth Alliance Forms

February 17, 2016 | Zubair Azam, Suleiman Amanzad

Young delegates from Afghanistan and Pakistan toured each other’s countries, finding common ground and learning that they’re not so different after all.

Afghan Photo Exhibit Seeks to Redefine Peace

December 22, 2015 | Wahida Paikan

Over a hundred photos taken by Afghan photographers convey the message that ending war in the country cannot come at any price.

Can “Hot Spot Policing” Help Solve Pakistan’s Crime Problem?

December 8, 2015 | Bisma Khan, Zulfiqar Hameed

The strategy allows law enforcement to focus resources in areas where criminal activity is concentrated.

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