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Investing in a Better Future for Zimbabwe’s Vulnerable Children

May 2, 2017 | Hillary Tanyanyiwa, Tembiwe Magadzo

Through early interventions, families taking part in an innovative program are seeing “magic” results.

China’s New Regulations for Persons with Disabilities Are a Good Step—but Not Enough

April 28, 2017 | Joy Chia

Advocates fighting against educational segregation have won an important victory, but Chinese authorities must now follow through.

After the Earthquake, Nepal Can Build a Better Future for All

April 25, 2017 | Som Niroula, Neetu Pokharel

Listening to the voices of those most affected is vital for successful reconstruction after the devastating 2015 Nepal earthquake.

Ukraine Fights Its Shortfall of Trust in Education

April 24, 2017 | Andreas Schleicher

An ambitious effort is underway to strengthen the country’s educational institutions and change incentive structures to address corruption.

Finding a Way Out of Legal Limbo in the Dominican Republic

April 19, 2017 | Cassandre Theano

Community-based paralegals are helping people of Haitian descent secure the legal identity documents that affirm their citizenship.

In the Crosshairs, Syria’s Doctors Are Still Saving Lives—and Bearing Witness

April 18, 2017 | Donna McKay

Chemical agents and attacks on hospitals have become horrific weapons of war in the ongoing conflict. But doctors are being trained to document atrocities like these—so that war criminals can one day be held to account.

In the Information Battle with Post-Soviet States, the West Is Losing Ground

April 17, 2017 | Adam Hug

A new report examines how propaganda and disinformation are being disseminated across Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, and elsewhere, including across Europe and America—and what can be done about it.

In a Time of Turmoil, a Path to Roma Self-Determination

April 8, 2017 | Mensur Haliti

Despite facing unprecedented crises today, Roma communities can draw on their collective strength and shared history to wrest control of their own futures.

In the Mediterranean, Standing Back Is Not an Option

April 7, 2017 | Giovanna Castagna, Magdalena Majkowska-Tomkin

NGO search and rescue missions in the Mediterranean are a necessary moral response to a continuing humanitarian tragedy.

Q&A: Inside the Campaign to Close Rikers

April 6, 2017

An independent commission helped advance a long-running drive to shutter the notorious New York City jail complex on Rikers Island. What happens next?

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