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A crowd of demonstrators in Paris

A Paris-Based Media Outlet Reacts to the Attacks

November 16, 2015by Daniel Makonnen

Mapping a Path to Tolerance During a Time of Fear

November 25, 2015by Sarah Isal

Open Society Voices

Burma’s Voters See a Bright Future for Their Country, Polls Show

November 18, 2015 | by Ben Suffian

Public polling indicates that citizens are solidly behind the National League for Democracy’s priorities—and never had much confidence in the ousted military regime.

Grantee Spotlight

Why Mothers of Children with Disabilities Are Suddenly Talking in Kyrgyzstan

November 17, 2015 | by Kimberly O’Haver

In a country where disabilities invite stigma and discrimination, a discussion group is starting to change minds—and, possibly, laws.

How a Protest in Afghanistan Instilled Hope for the Country’s Future

November 17, 2015 | by Shaharzad Akbar

After the beheadings of seven innocent members of an ethnic minority, Afghans hoped their protest would draw attention to the violence—but it achieved something far more profound.

European Court Rulings Highlight Azerbaijan’s Bleak Record on Human Rights

November 16, 2015 | by Marina Van Riel

A series of human rights rulings against Azerbaijan underline the need for a concerted response from the Council of Europe to the deteriorating political situation there.

After Burma Voting This Weekend, Winners Could Be Frozen Out of Power

November 5, 2015 | by Jerry Fowler

Under the constitution pushed through by the country’s generals in 2008, an opposition victory at the polls does not guarantee a role in governing.

Sexual Harassment in the “World’s Most Dangerous Country for Women”

October 20, 2015 | by Mustafa Daimerkisha

Though education and employment opportunities for Afghan women have improved, a rampant culture of harassment makes it difficult to take advantage of them.

Social Workers in Kyrgyzstan Fight for Respect

October 15, 2015 | by Saltanat Childress, Bermet Ubaidillaeva

In a country reeling from health, migration, and economic crises, the professionals who work to hold families and communities together are shockingly undervalued.

Want to Enhance Border Security? Improve Human Security.

October 14, 2015 | by Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh

Discussions of border security often neglect the human security needs of the communities whose lives are directly affected by what goes on there.

Grantee Spotlight

Open Society Scholars Bring Mental Health Services to Afghanistan

September 30, 2015 | by Zoe Brogden

A group of Open Society scholarship recipients trained in mental health counseling are transporting those skills to Afghanistan, a place where counseling doesn’t exist.

Grantee Spotlight

Can a Chain of Progressive Schools Transform Conservative Pakistan?

September 17, 2015 | by Samina Naz

In a tumultuous region gripped by religious extremism, a new kind of school system aims to instill children with a sense of science, critical thinking, and tolerance.