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For Funders, a Responsible Exit Is an Elusive Ideal

February 8, 2016by Jonathan Cohen

How Albania Is Reforming Its Troubled Justice System

February 11, 2016by Andi Dobrushi

Open Society Voices

Grantee Spotlight

Keeping Memories of Bangladesh Alive—Even the Most Painful Ones

February 11, 2016 | by Tracey Gurd

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

Case Watch: UN Rights Body Challenges Police Brutality in Kyrgyzstan

February 8, 2016 | by Masha Lisitsyna

A case of brutality brought to the UN Human Rights Committee supports wider efforts to end torture and abuse by police in Kyrgyzstan.

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.

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