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Uzbekistan’s Perfect Storm of Corruption

May 26, 2016 | by Jeff Goldstein

A new report examines corruption in the Central Asian state, where political and economic power have merged to create a hotbed of unscrupulous activity.

To Be Effective, China’s New Anti–Domestic Violence Law Needs Civil Society’s Support

May 17, 2016 | by Joy Chia

China’s government has addressed family violence with official legislation—now it’s up to the public to utilize it.

Grantee Spotlight

Kazakhstan’s “Training Café” Serves Up Inclusion

April 29, 2016 | by Ainur Shakenova

The café, staffed entirely by people with disabilities, is part of an effort to move people out of institutions and into the community and the workforce.

A Push for Balanced Drug Policy Is Transforming Pain Relief in India

March 31, 2016 | by Naomi Burke-Shyne

Dr. M.R. Rajagopal, founder of Pallium India, is working state by state with health care professionals to make palliative care more pervasive.

Grantee Spotlight

Journalists in Pakistan Unite to Fight Violence Against Media

March 24, 2016 | by Owais Aslam Ali

In a country where violence against media is common, an initiative is creating a united front—and a sense that an attack on one media outlet is an attack on them all.

Grantee Spotlight

Between Two Countries Often at Odds, a Youth Alliance Forms

February 17, 2016 | by 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.

Kyrgyzstan’s Long Fight for Generic Drugs Is Finally Paying Off

February 17, 2016 | by Aibek Mukambetov

With more affordable medicines, pervasive illnesses like hepatitis C can be treated more widely.

Nepal’s Culture of Impunity Is Derailing Its Human Rights Investigations

February 12, 2016 | by Som Niroula, Neetu Pokharel

Nearly 40 commissions have dug into the atrocities committed during the country’s internal conflicts. Nearly none of their recommendations have been implemented.

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.

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