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Battling the Muslim Ban

December 27, 2017Farhana Khera
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A New Champion for LGBTI Rights in Bulgaria

January 16, 2018Gregory Czarnecki

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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.

The Transformative Power of Photography and Collaboration

October 28, 2014 | Anna Overstrom-Coleman

Recipients of the 2014 Audience Engagement Grants cover a range of places, populations, and ways to merge activism with documentary art.

Catholic Universities Keep the Faith in Smart Drug Policy

November 7, 2013 | Graciela Touzé

Drug policies centered on law enforcement have shown their limits, according to a policy brief from the International Federation of Catholic Universities.

Remembering Those Who Paid the Ultimate Price for Being Transgender

November 20, 2012 | Kellan Baker

Across the world, fear and discrimination push transgender people through the cracks in our social safety nets, and our health care and legal systems.

News Digest: Indian Government To Hold Internet Censorship Talks

September 7, 2012 | Becky Hogge

Weekly news digest produced by the Information Program. This week’s top story is the Indian government’s decision to hold talks with key stakeholders on internet censorship.

Following the Money in Asian Drug War Abuses, and Finding U.S. Aid

August 30, 2012 | Daniel Wolfe

The United States should take a hard look at how its foreign aid is being used to support detention centers where people suspected of using drugs are detained, beaten, and humiliated in the name of public health.

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.

Statelessness at the UN: Reaffirming the Right to Nationality

July 5, 2012 | Sebastian Kohn, Katrine Thomasen

After nearly two years of advocacy by the Open Society Justice Initiative, the UN Human Rights Council moved to address the plight of millions of stateless people—including some five million children.

We Could End AIDS, But Will We?

December 1, 2011 | Shannon Kowalski

At this moment in time, we are poised to drastically curb HIV. However, recent cuts in funding and a lack of political commitment threaten our progress. We need to demand more from donor governments, or else we will continue to see millions of people die.

UN Should Establish a Global Fund for Justice

November 14, 2011 | James Goldston

The ICC is likely here to stay. The same cannot be said for many other arms of the system of international justice, as governments aggressively push back against institutions and regional courts whose job is to deliver justice for victims of gross abuse.