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Keeping the Internet Open for All in Pakistan

November 17, 2016Samina Naz

Open Society Voices

How a Ritual Amazonian Brew Keeps Brazilian Traditions Alive

November 9, 2016 | José de Lima

At a recent conference, ayahuasca, a psychoactive drink made from plants in the Amazon, was hailed as a bridge between cultures, communities, and generations.

The Problem with Criminalizing Sex Workers’ Clients

November 9, 2016 | Sebastian Kohn

Kate McGrew, coordinator at Sex Workers Alliance Ireland, explains how labor rights can protect sex workers in ways criminalization can’t.

In the Fight Against Human Trafficking, Child Soldiers Get Ignored

November 7, 2016 | Jeremy Ravinsky, Lora Lumpe

U.S. law prohibits military aid to countries that use child soldiers, but a loophole allows the money to flow regardless.

West Africa’s “Promise Trackers” Hold Politicians to Their Word

November 4, 2016 | Catherine Kyenret Angai

A new tool monitors candidates’ vows―and puts their feet to the fire when they break them.

Tunisia’s Negligence of Small Farmers Is Creating a Food Crisis

November 2, 2016 | Ezzaddean El Safi

Efforts to kick-start the economy largely exclude small farmers, leaving the country dangerously dependent on imported food.

The Scholarships That Launched the Open Society Foundations

November 1, 2016 | George Soros

For over three decades, support for disenfranchised scholars has been a key endeavor of the foundations.

The Power of Ideas to Fight Racism and Xenophobia

November 1, 2016 | Chris Stone

It is time to double down on support for a new generation of leaders of color.

No One—Not Even the President—Can Declare Torture Lawful

October 31, 2016 | Baher Azmy

The Fourth Circuit just rendered the most definitive appellate court opinion proclaiming the illegality of torture since 9/11.

A Photo Exhibit Explores Life in the “Urban Now”

October 27, 2016 | Yukiko Yamagata

The collaboration between a photographer and an anthropologist takes viewers inside Congo’s urban spaces.

Congress Has a Chance to Restore—and Strengthen—the Voting Rights Act

October 26, 2016 | Julie Fernandes

Since it was gutted by the Supreme Court, evidence of voting discrimination has emerged. Two bills before congress could fix that.

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