U.S. funding for security in foreign countries has reached $17 billion per year. Now, civil society can see where all that money is going.
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In a comparable case in Israel, a young woman soldier was given three-and-a-half years in prison, while a British intelligence officer received just six months after releasing “highly sensitive” documents.
China’s government has addressed family violence with official legislation—now it’s up to the public to utilize it.
At an inspiring meeting in Zimbabwe, over 160 women gathered to mark feminism’s leading role in creating a more progressive Africa.
Canada’s Supreme Court has struck down mandatory minimum sentences for certain drug offenses. Advocates hope it’s just the beginning.
In a remarkable decision usually reserved for people being expelled from Europe, a court ruled that a Roma family’s eviction would amount to inhuman and degrading treatment.
The café, staffed entirely by people with disabilities, is part of an effort to move people out of institutions and into the community and the workforce.
Last week, the governor of Virginia ended the disenfranchisement of people convicted of felonies, one of the last groups still denied the right to vote.
A push to reform pretrial detention standards in Africa could change not only policies and practices, but attitudes as well.
The trial of the former ruler of Chad, Hissène Habré, marks a remarkable success for international justice; it’s the first time a former African leader has been held to account for atrocity crimes before an African court.
Basic legal services and advice should be available to all. A new Open Society initiative is trying to make that a reality in nine target countries.