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Will a Global Compact on Migration Lead to Lasting Change?

September 16, 2016 | Karen Campbell

An unprecedented UN summit aims to address the migration issue, but real progress will depend on the international community making good on its promises.

Why Inclusive Education Is for All Children, Everywhere

September 15, 2016 | Alison Hillman, Kate Lapham

This month, the UN affirmed that inclusive education for all learners at all levels is critical for the development of fair and open societies.

How a Broken Economic System Keeps Roma Children in Special Schools

September 14, 2016 | Miroslav Klempar

Roma students are often funneled into special schools, but a door-to-door initiative is supporting parents who want a mainstream education for their children.

Seizing the Moment to Tackle the School-to-Prison-to-Deportation Pipeline

September 7, 2016 | Thomas Watson

Why Hispanic Heritage Month is a chance for Latino activists to make progress on criminal justice issues.

Will Brexit Make Britons Less Healthy?

September 2, 2016 | Diarmaid McDonald

Pro-Brexit leaders claimed that by leaving the European Union, the UK could shore up the National Health Service. Instead, they may have imperiled it.

America Can’t Reduce Incarceration without Addressing Violent Crime

September 1, 2016 | Marc Schindler

Any serious conversations about reducing the prison population must include a debate about the need to redefine violent crime.

Criminalized Condoms Force China’s Sex Workers to Make a Difficult Choice

August 30, 2016 | Marc Krupanski

A new study shows how sex workers are made more vulnerable by police seizures of condoms as evidence of illegal activity.

Grantee Spotlight

Elevating the Voices of Women and Children in the Refugee Crisis

August 29, 2016 | Viviana Waisman

Instead of finding protection and relief on European soil, refugee women and children have been trapped in makeshift camps—some of which resemble prisons—without access to adequate food, sanitation, water, or safety.

Celebrated as an Athlete, Murdered as a Lesbian

August 25, 2016 | Neville Gabriel

The murder of Eudy Simelane, the South African national football star, illustrates the contradictions that define life for LGBTI people in Africa.

Case Watch: Justice Sotomayor Highlights Impact of Biased Policing

August 22, 2016 | Michael Youhana

A Supreme Court justice’s arguments make for powerful reading, given the troubled state of relations between the police and African American communities across the country.

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