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A New Champion for LGBTI Rights in Bulgaria

January 16, 2018Gregory Czarnecki

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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.

An Uncertain Future for Women and Girls in Afghanistan

July 11, 2014 | Wendy Patten

As the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan comes to an end, the future progress of women and girls is uncertain.

A Photographer’s Journey Through a Changing Hong Kong

July 1, 2014 | Annick Shen

Photographer Mark Leong, whose work appears as part of the Moving Walls 21 exhibit, aims to capture the various facets of contemporary Hong Kong in his series of lush images.

Disability Is No Longer Invisible in Mongolia

June 12, 2014 | Gerelmaa Amgaabazar, Kate Lapham

Data on people with disabilities, an essential tool for addressing the challenges they face, has long been scarce in Mongolia. That's beginning to change.

How to Protect Migrant Workers in Nepal

June 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Frantz

Nepali migrants are routinely cheated and forced into debt by recruitment agents. How can existing justice mechanisms be used to hold them accountable?

How Access to Justice Is Helping Women in Northern Pakistan

May 28, 2014 | Lotta Teale

Community-based paralegals are helping young women and their families use the law to resolve problems arising from “down country” marriages.

Pakistani Law Helps Victims of Conflict, Sets Precedent

May 9, 2014 | Javed Rezayee, Christopher Rogers

More than 30,000 civilians have been killed in Pakistan since the September 11, 2001, attacks. Finally, there is a model for how their families can be compensated.

Bringing Justice to Education and Development in Nepal

April 29, 2014 | Peter Chapman, Ananda Koirala

Government funding for Dalit students in the Far-Western Region of Nepal wasn’t getting through. Then a community member with basic legal training started asking questions.

A Dramatic Effort to Address the Legacy of Bombing in Laos

February 4, 2014 | Channapha Khamvongsa

Laos is the most heavily bombed country per capita in history. One-third of the ordnance never exploded, and continues to maim and kill. But the problem is getting some new attention and aid.

For Indonesian Migrant Workers, Problems Start at Home

December 16, 2013 | Elizabeth Frantz

Bolder measures need to be adopted by migrant workers’ home countries to minimize the risk of exploitation and ensure that rights are better protected.