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Liberia’s Next Generation Finds Room to Grow

July 27, 2016 | Tina Hyder, Massa Crayton

Despite an array of life-threatening challenges, young children in Liberia are finding support in a country that’s making strides in early childhood development.

Grantee Spotlight

Croatia Rallies in Support of Education Reform

June 7, 2016 | Marko Kovačić

In Croatia, protests stretching across the country voiced a clear call to reform an outdated education system. Now it’s time for the government to respond.

In Drug Policy Debates, Youth Are Often Seen but Not Heard

April 15, 2016 | Sarah Merrigan

Though young people are frequently invoked in conversations about drug policy, rarely are they asked to offer their own opinions. At UNGASS, that needs to change.

Students in Puerto Rico Defend Their Right to Affordable Education

April 7, 2016 | Karina Claudio Betancourt

As funding for education is slashed, students and professors in Puerto Rico are emerging as the frontline critics of austerity.

Poland Is Pioneering the World’s First National Open Textbook Program

March 10, 2016 | Melissa Hagemann, Piroska Hugyecz

The country is revolutionizing its education system with free online textbooks that can be adapted, translated, and altered by teachers and students.

Grantee Spotlight

Between Two Countries Often at Odds, a Youth Alliance Forms

February 17, 2016 | Zubair Azam, Suleiman Amanzad

Young delegates from Afghanistan and Pakistan toured each other’s countries, finding common ground and learning that they’re not so different after all.

Grantee Spotlight

Keeping Memories of Bangladesh Alive—Even the Most Painful Ones

February 11, 2016 | Tracey Gurd

An historical memory project seeks to reconcile a past steeped in violence by inviting typically excluded people to recall it.

Grantee Spotlight

African Queer Women Find Their Voices Through a Storytelling Project

January 29, 2016 | 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 | 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 | 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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