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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.

Grantee Spotlight

An Arts Endeavor in Tunisia Brings Together Government and Civil Society

November 4, 2015 | by Rana Yazaji

Art has proved to be an effective platform to promote freedom of expression and innovation among long-stifled Tunisians.

Why Europe Must Embrace Its Refugees

November 3, 2015 | by George Soros

Since World War II, Europe has offered protection to those fleeing violence and persecution. Today, it should fulfill that obligation once again.

Grantee Spotlight

Making Sure No One Is Lost in Translation

October 30, 2015 | by Dragan Kremer

Interpreters—often among the first people arriving refugees meet—work in a world that is both practical and personal. Here are four of their stories.

Grantee Spotlight

Parents of LGBTI Ukrainians Push the Movement Forward

October 29, 2015 | by Gregory Czarnecki

As LGBTI Ukrainians face down violence and discrimination, their parents are joining them on the front lines of the struggle.

Grantee Spotlight

When Does a Hospital Become a Jail? When You Can’t Afford the Bill.

October 29, 2015 | by Evelyne Opondo

After a Kenyan hospital detained two mothers after childbirth for nonpayment, it set in motion a landmark case with implications for human rights throughout the region.

All Too Familiar with the War on Drugs, Latin America Offers Advice to Africa

October 27, 2015 | by Daniela Westphal Huber

At the center of the world’s illicit drug trade, Latin America is well positioned to teach other regions of the Global South what it’s learned about smarter drug policy.

Grantee Spotlight

The Massive Civic Mobilization That’s Welcoming Refugees in Croatia

October 26, 2015 | by Emina Buzinkic

When Hungary closed its border with Serbia, refugees began pouring into Croatia. A broad coalition of volunteers has been working to support them ever since.

Only a Radical Overhaul of the System Can Reclaim Medicines for the Public Interest

October 21, 2015 | by Els Torreele

The pharmaceutical industry isn’t delivering innovation the public needs—but drug makers are reaping the profits they demand. It’s time to rethink the system.

Sexual Harassment in the “World’s Most Dangerous Country for Women”

October 20, 2015 | by Mustafa Daimerkisha

Though education and employment opportunities for Afghan women have improved, a rampant culture of harassment makes it difficult to take advantage of them.

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