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For Funders, a Responsible Exit Is an Elusive Ideal

February 8, 2016by Jonathan Cohen
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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
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For Funders, a Responsible Exit Is an Elusive Ideal

February 8, 2016 | by Jonathan Cohen

How do foundations decide when a grantee can survive without them?

The Hashtag That Stymied Corruption in Kyrgyzstan

January 28, 2016 | by Shamil Ibragimov

By making information about public spending visible, watchdogs are shaming away government waste.

The Environmental Racism Flowing in Flint

January 27, 2016 | by Kristen Clarke

A step to preventing crises like the one in Flint is to promote democratic accountability and ensure that minority communities are not disenfranchised and stripped of their voices.

The Human Cost of Puerto Rico’s Limbo

January 26, 2016 | by Jennifer Wolff

Strapped with over $70 billion in debt, Puerto Rico is spending more on debt service than on education, health, or security. Services are being curtailed as public agencies scramble to cut costs.

Five Years After the Revolution, Tunisia’s Fragile Transition Still Inspires Hope

January 13, 2016 | by Ammar Abu Zayyad

Grim as the future may sometimes look, the country continues to work toward freedom and democracy.

Why the Space for Civic Engagement Is Shrinking

December 21, 2015 | by Chris Stone

Across the globe, governments are shutting down spaces for civic engagement. Watch a short film about why this is happening—and how civil society can unite to prevent it.

Citizens Push Back Against Polish Ruling Party’s Abuse of Power

December 17, 2015 | by Katarzyna Szymielewicz

Since winning last month’s elections, Poland’s conservative PiS party has been consolidating power and shutting down dissent. But a groundswell of grassroots opposition is building fast.

A Chance to Make Ukraine Europe’s Next Success Story

December 14, 2015 | by George Soros

Ukraine is at a critical juncture, and it needs all the support it can get to maintain its moral and political integrity.

Can the Arab League Be Civil Society’s Partner for Human Rights?

December 9, 2015 | by Mervat Rishmawi

To take on a more ambitious role that responds to Arab peoples’ aspirations for more rights and liberties, the Arab League and civil society need to deepen their relations.

One Year After the Torture Report, a New Law Says “Never Again”

December 9, 2015 | by Jeremy Ravinsky, Jonathan E. Kaplan

A year later, it’s worth remembering just how horrific—and ineffective—“enhanced interrogation” turned out to be.

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