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Open Society Voices

Defending the Human Rights of People with Albinism

May 26, 2017 | Alison Hillman

In many parts of Africa, people with albinism face discrimination and violence just because they look different. But these advocates are fighting to assert their rights.

Kenya’s Nubian Minority Pushes Forward for Equal Treatment

May 15, 2017 | Laura Bingham

Efforts to ensure that Kenya’s Nubian community can secure proof of citizenship are being pursued both on the ground, and through Africa’s human rights system.

Investing in a Better Future for Zimbabwe’s Vulnerable Children

May 2, 2017 | Hillary Tanyanyiwa, Tembiwe Magadzo

Through early interventions, families taking part in an innovative program are seeing “magic” results.

Rewriting the Book on Education Investment in Africa

March 27, 2017 | Sandrine Henton, Prateek Jain

A grassroots effort in East Africa is taking a new approach to impact investment in education. The project focuses on improving students’ lives outside of the classroom.

EU Plan on Migration Will Only Give North Africans More Reason to Flee

February 6, 2017 | Srdjan Cvijic

Bolstering authoritarian regimes risks further human rights violations and populations more determined to escape.

“Rogues” and “Vagabonds” No More: Ending Africa’s Imperial Legacy of Absurd Petty Offenses

February 3, 2017 | Louise Ehlers

Archaic colonial era laws originally imposed to control local populations still endure in Africa, allowing police to harass and arrest people who have done nothing wrong.

Inside a Virtual “Situation Room” for West Africa’s Election Observers

February 2, 2017 | Mamadou Diallo

An online platform allows election observers to tackle problems in real time.

West Africa’s “Promise Trackers” Hold Politicians to Their Word

November 4, 2016 | Catherine Kyenret Angai

A new tool monitors candidates’ vows―and puts their feet to the fire when they break them.

A Photo Exhibit Explores Life in the “Urban Now”

October 27, 2016 | Yukiko Yamagata

The collaboration between a photographer and an anthropologist takes viewers inside Congo’s urban spaces.

Zambia Is Pioneering a New Approach to Criminal Justice for People with Disabilities

September 21, 2016 | Louise Ehlers

Once in the system, people with psychosocial or intellectual disabilities can remain trapped forever. Now, a coalition of advocates is altering the landscape.

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