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A Week of Stunning Victories for Youth Justice

January 29, 2016by Marsha Levick
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The Hashtag That Stymied Corruption in Kyrgyzstan

January 28, 2016by Shamil Ibragimov

Open Society Voices

Grantee Spotlight

Women Speak Up Against an Archaic Abortion Law in Northern Ireland

January 27, 2016 | by Kellie O’Dowd

Why is it still illegal to take a pill the World Health Organization calls an essential medicine?

To Change Drug Policy, First Change the Way You Measure It

January 21, 2016 | by Dan Werb

Many governments are using the wrong metrics to evaluate their approach to drugs.

Grantee Spotlight

The Many Consequences of Violence Against Sex Workers

December 17, 2015 | by Julia Lukomnik

Across Eastern Europe and Central Asia, a number of innovative programs are helping to counter the threats that sex workers face on a regular basis.

A Chance to Get Drug Policy Right

December 17, 2015 | by Daniel Wolfe, Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch

In 1998, the world’s leaders hashed out a plan to create “a drug-free world.” In April, they’ll come together again—and search for a smarter way forward.

A New Look Behind the Pricing of a $1,000 Pill

December 7, 2015 | by Azzi Momenghalibaf

A U.S. Senate investigation concludes that a blockbuster hepatitis C drug was priced to drive profits, not innovation. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

“Scared Straight” Anti-Drug Programs Aren’t Scaring Kids at All

November 25, 2015 | by Joanne Csete

A new report suggests that fear-based abstinence programs like D.A.R.E. might actually increase drug use among youth.

The Grim Numbers and Human Cost of Violence against Trans People

November 20, 2015 | by Carla LaGata/Carsten Balzer, Boglarka Fedorko

This year, 271 murdered trans and gender-diverse people will be added to the list of those honored on Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Grantee Spotlight

Why Mothers of Children with Disabilities Are Suddenly Talking in Kyrgyzstan

November 17, 2015 | by Kimberly O’Haver

In a country where disabilities invite stigma and discrimination, a discussion group is starting to change minds—and, possibly, laws.

Grantee Spotlight

Latin America’s Crackdown on Drugs Defies Its Progressive Rhetoric

November 12, 2015 | by Catalina Pérez Correa, Coletta A. Youngers

The region’s leaders are vocal proponents of smarter drug policy, but a look at their recent incarceration rates suggests they’re not practicing what they preach.

Grantee Spotlight

When Does a Hospital Become a Jail? When You Can’t Afford the Bill.

October 29, 2015 | by Evelyne Opondo

After a Kenyan hospital detained two mothers after childbirth for nonpayment, it set in motion a landmark case with implications for human rights throughout the region.

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