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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

Open Society Voices

Kyrgyzstan Enlists Hundreds of Doctors in Its Fight against Torture

January 13, 2016 | by Nuriana Kartanbaeva

For years, Kyrgyzstan’s government denied allegations of torture. Today, not only is it acknowledging the problem—it’s helping to train medical professionals to stop it.

Afghan Photo Exhibit Seeks to Redefine Peace

December 22, 2015 | by Wahida Paikan

Over a hundred photos taken by Afghan photographers convey the message that ending war in the country cannot come at any price.

Grantee Spotlight

The Many Consequences of Violence Against Sex Workers

December 17, 2015 | by Julia Lukomnik

Across Eastern Europe and Central Asia, a number of innovative programs are helping to counter the threats that sex workers face on a regular basis.

Grantee Spotlight

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.

A Chance to Get Drug Policy Right

December 17, 2015 | by Daniel Wolfe, Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch

In 1998, the world’s leaders hashed out a plan to create “a drug-free world.” In April, they’ll come together again—and search for a smarter way forward.

Grantee Spotlight

Can “Hot Spot Policing” Help Solve Pakistan’s Crime Problem?

December 8, 2015 | by Bisma Khan, Zulfiqar Hameed

The strategy allows law enforcement to focus resources in areas where criminal activity is concentrated.

In Azerbaijan, It’s the Media Who Pay the Price

December 4, 2015 | by Emin Milli

In a nation where reporters face sometimes deadly risks, an exiled journalist believes even one independent media outlet can spark lasting change.

Grantee Spotlight

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.

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.

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