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A crowd of demonstrators in Paris

A Paris-Based Media Outlet Reacts to the Attacks

November 16, 2015by Daniel Makonnen

Mapping a Path to Tolerance During a Time of Fear

November 25, 2015by Sarah Isal

Open Society Voices

“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.

All Too Familiar with the War on Drugs, Latin America Offers Advice to Africa

October 27, 2015 | by Daniela Westphal Huber

At the center of the world’s illicit drug trade, Latin America is well positioned to teach other regions of the Global South what it’s learned about smarter drug policy.

Only a Radical Overhaul of the System Can Reclaim Medicines for the Public Interest

October 21, 2015 | by Els Torreele

The pharmaceutical industry isn’t delivering innovation the public needs—but drug makers are reaping the profits they demand. It’s time to rethink the system.

Social Workers in Kyrgyzstan Fight for Respect

October 15, 2015 | by Saltanat Childress, Bermet Ubaidillaeva

In a country reeling from health, migration, and economic crises, the professionals who work to hold families and communities together are shockingly undervalued.

Grantee Spotlight

Children Around the World Aren’t Getting the Palliative Care They Need

October 8, 2015 | by Joan Marston

Myths, fears, and more keep children with life-limiting illness from the mind, body, and spiritual care they have a right to.

Grantee Spotlight

A Social Justice Advocate’s Winding Path to Public Health

October 1, 2015 | by Mindy Eve Myers

Dr. Vicki Breitbart’s career path has taken many twists and turns, but a belief in the importance of civil society has always served as its guide.