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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

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.

Grantee Spotlight

Taking “Ban the Box” to the Next Level

November 13, 2015 | by Dorsey Nunn

The president’s move to get federal agencies to ban the box is an important first step. But to create systemic change we need to extend it to the private sector.

A Polish Dissident’s Journey from Political Prison to New York City

November 12, 2015 | by Emil V.

After eight months of incarceration under martial law in Poland, a refugee made his way to the United States and found himself embraced by his adopted home.

Grantee Spotlight

Latin America’s Crackdown on Drugs Defies Its Progressive Rhetoric

November 12, 2015 | by Catalina Pérez Correa, Coletta A. Youngers

The region’s leaders are vocal proponents of smarter drug policy, but a look at their recent incarceration rates suggests they’re not practicing what they preach.

Grantee Spotlight

The Slow-Motion Legal Disaster Unfolding within the Refugee Crisis

November 11, 2015 | by Samar Muhareb

Many refugees fleeing Syria find themselves in a legal black hole. Now a Jordan-based organization is helping them piece their identities back together.

Shining a Light on the Selection of Mexico’s Supreme Court Judges

November 10, 2015 | by Adriana García

Mexico’s top court wields considerable influence, yet the process of selecting and approving its judges remains opaque.

Grantee Spotlight

Churches in Former Soviet States Are Becoming Political Power Players

November 9, 2015 | by Adam Hug

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, religious institutions have asserted themselves, with churches playing a central role in determining countries’ futures across the region.

Bias Warps the Way African American Girls Are Treated at School

November 6, 2015 | by Janel George

According to a new report, African American female students receive out-of-school suspensions at six times the rate of white girls, and more often than most boys.

The Importance of Getting Roma Children into School Early

November 5, 2015 | by Iliana Sarafian, Arthur Ivatts

A new report details how early childhood education can benefit Roma youth—and why they have trouble accessing it.

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.