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Children’s Literature Festival in Pakistan Continues to Grow

November 28, 2012 | Nargis Sultana

Pakistan’s third Children’s Literature Festival was recently held in Peshawar, capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Right to Education for Girls in Pakistan: Malala’s Struggle Must Continue

October 19, 2012 | Nargis Sultana

The recent attack on Malala Yousafzai has shocked Pakistan and the world. More will be needed however if this event is to mark a change in how Pakistan addresses education for girls.

Making the Case for Quality Education for All in Pakistan

September 11, 2012 | Nargis Sultana

Pakistan is slowly getting serious about education, and not before time. The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), a citizen-led household survey about learning outcomes, is helping this change of outlook.

Ceremonies Can’t Hide Flawed Detention Policies in Afghanistan

September 10, 2012 | Christopher Rogers

Detention policy challenges persist as the United States hands over Bagram Prison to Afghanistan.

A Little Transparency: A First Step Forward for the United States in Central Asia

August 24, 2012 | Jeff Goldstein

Jeff Goldstein discusses the importance of transparency, combating corruption in the Northern Distribution Network, and public diplomacy in strenthening Central Asia.

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.

Support, Don’t Punish, Our Youth

August 8, 2012 | Anita Krug, Robin Pollard

For too long, the impacts of criminalizing the use and possession of drugs among young people have been hidden. The “Support Don’t Punish: Protect Our Youth” campaign highlights the damaging effects of drug criminalization

Introducing the 2013 Moving Walls Photographers

July 17, 2012 | Amy Yenkin

Meet the latest documentary photographers chosen for Moving Walls, an exhibition produced by the Open Society Foundations that features in-depth explorations of human rights and social issues.

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.

Karzai’s Bid for a Dictatorial Detention Law

May 14, 2012 | Christopher Rogers
The agreement to hand over Bagram prison is leading to a dramatic and dangerous expansion of detention power in Afghanistan—and a potentially disastrous legacy for the United States.