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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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African Queer Women Find Their Voices Through a Storytelling Project

January 29, 2016 | by Tracey Gurd

Open Society Youth Fellow Tiffany Mugo talks about the digital media toolkit she’s developing to help an underrepresented community share its stories.

A Week of Stunning Victories for Youth Justice

January 29, 2016 | by Marsha Levick

With dizzying speed, the Supreme Court has created a better justice system for juveniles.

Two Milestones Put Romani Cultural Discourse in the Hands of Roma Themselves

January 15, 2016 | by Cayetano Fernandez

For too long, Romani studies have been dictated by non-Roma “experts.” In 2015, a pair of breakthrough achievements shifted that paradigm dramatically.

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Slowly but Surely, Armenia’s Schools Embrace Students of All Stripes

December 17, 2015 | by Elaine Harty

In the year since the passage of a law that provides a basis for inclusive education, hundreds of schools in Armenia have become more welcoming to marginalized students.

New Law Will Help Prevent Law Enforcement Overreach in Schools

December 10, 2015 | by Christopher Scott

The legislation, signed by President Obama, could reduce racial disparities in harsh school discipline practices.

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In Bishkek, a Community Struggles to Restore Its Vanishing Public Parks

December 1, 2015 | by Raushanna Sarkeyeva

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Kyrgyzstan’s capital has seen a steady decline in the number of neighborhood parks. A new initiative hopes to bring them back to the city.

“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.

Unaccompanied Minors Struggle to Navigate a Chaotic Asylum System

November 24, 2015 | by Yonous Muhammadi

A chaotic, dysfunctional system awaits young refugees entering Europe alone, pushing many of them onto the street or into forced labor.

Bias Warps the Way African American Girls Are Treated at School

November 6, 2015 | by Janel George

According to a new report, African American female students receive out-of-school suspensions at six times the rate of white girls, and more often than most boys.

The Importance of Getting Roma Children into School Early

November 5, 2015 | by Iliana Sarafian, Arthur Ivatts

A new report details how early childhood education can benefit Roma youth—and why they have trouble accessing it.

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