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Inclusive Education Reform Presents a Litmus Test for the Czech Republic

November 13, 2017Ostalinda Maya Ovalle, Štěpán Drahokoupil
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Is Judicial Independence Finally Coming to Kyrgyzstan?

November 16, 2017Shamil Ibragimov, Joshua Russell
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After the Storm: Building a Better Houston

November 3, 2017John Henneberger

Open Society Voices

Five Legal Strategies that Preserve the Rights of Women Living with HIV

October 22, 2014 | Melanie Croce-Galis

Women living with HIV can easily lose their homes and property. The resulting hardship can keep them from treatment, and dependent in relationships. But these legal strategies can help protect their rights and their health.

From a “Situation Room,” Democracy Spreads in West Africa

October 20, 2014 | Amanda Fortier

An election-monitoring process that began in a West African hotel has gone online and across oceans, providing lessons for advocates around the world.

Looking Past Quarantine to Community Health

October 9, 2014 | Chris Stone

As the spread of Ebola continues to unfold, new health and economic challenges will emerge. But we can use this experience as an opportunity to develop a responsive health system rooted in communities.

Ebola’s Legacy Can Be a Thriving Community Health System

October 3, 2014 | Raj Panjabi

As we fight Ebola, we need to envision and build a community health system where every person in every village has an equal chance at health and survival.

Building the Civil Society of Tomorrow Means Investing in Teachers Today

October 3, 2014 | Trine Petersen

An estimated 250 million children globally lack the skills essential to civic participation. To end this learning crisis, we must ensure that all children have teachers who are trained, motivated, and connected.

Clearing a Path to Justice in Nigeria

September 29, 2014 | Chuck Leung

In Nigeria, nearly 70 percent of prisoners have not been convicted; detainees spend an average of over three years awaiting trial. Photographer Benedicte Kurzen discusses attempts to address this vast waste of human life.

The Urgent Need to Confront Ebola

September 17, 2014 | Chris Stone

It may take some time to turn the tide against Ebola, but the resilience and commitment of civil society remains strong.

In South Africa, Sex Workers Arm Themselves with the Law

September 15, 2014 | Sebastian Kohn

As a criminalized group, sex workers risk abuse form both clients and police alike. Now, sex workers in South Africa offer each other support and legal advice, empowering one another to realize their rights.

Justice Denied

September 12, 2014 | Martin Schoenteich

Each year some 15 million people around the world spend time locked up in prison cells and detention centers while they await trial.

Why the Overuse of Pretrial Detention Is an Overlooked Human Rights Crisis

September 12, 2014 | Martin Schoenteich

Every year, millions find themselves behind bars, awaiting trial on criminal charges—victims of what is perhaps the most overlooked human rights crisis of our time: the overuse of pretrial detention.

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