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Roma Journalists Are Rewriting Their Story

May 11, 2016by Kremena Budinova
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Open Society Voices

Imprisonment of TB Patients Declared Unconstitutional in Kenya

May 20, 2016 | by Allan Maleche, Timothy Wafula

The practice of incarcerating tuberculosis patients was rebuked by the country’s High Court, putting an end to a dangerous and inhumane practice.

African Feminists Mark Women’s Role in Shaping Their Continent’s Future

May 12, 2016 | by Jessica Horn

At an inspiring meeting in Zimbabwe, over 160 women gathered to mark feminism’s leading role in creating a more progressive Africa.

New Guidelines Seek to Humanize Africa’s Justice Systems

April 25, 2016 | by Stanley Ibe

A push to reform pretrial detention standards in Africa could change not only policies and practices, but attitudes as well.

The Extraordinary Journey To Bring a Murderous African Leader to Trial

April 25, 2016 | by Jonathan Birchall

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.

Raising the Profile of Pretrial Detention in Africa

April 21, 2016 | by Marina Ilminska, Martin Schoenteich

Many of the continent’s prison systems are in a state of crisis, burdened with overcrowding and an inability or unwillingness to protect the human rights of prisoners.

In Kenya, Overcoming Drug Fears to Expand Access to Palliative Care

April 20, 2016 | by Zipporah Ali

The UN’s global drug policy debate is a crucial chance to ensure the need for palliative care demand is met in Kenya and beyond.

South Africa Is Still Fighting an Apartheid-Like Drug War

March 9, 2016 | by Shaun Shelly

Its constitution is one of the world's most progressive, but you'd never know it from the way South Africa continues to fight drugs.

How a 20-Year Investment in Housing Helped Transform Post-Apartheid South Africa

February 26, 2016 | by Nhlanhla Mjoli-Mncube

As the Open Society Foundations’ partnership with NURCHA comes to a close, we look back at what was accomplished.

Spreading Access to Finance Across Ghana, One New Customer at a Time

February 25, 2016 | by Kate Murphy

By making face-to-face contact with people, mobile bankers help ease newcomers into the formal financial system.

Grantee Spotlight

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.

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