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How Access to Justice Can Stop a Problem from Turning into a Crisis

February 17, 2017Peter Chapman, Zaza Namoradze

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Filmmakers in Syria Humanize a Conflict Overwhelmed by Media Images

March 16, 2016 | Ali Atassi

To counterbalance endless images of violence and rubble, a group in Syria is training filmmakers to excavate personal stories from the conflict.

Vancouver Has Pioneered a People-First Approach to Drug Issues

March 15, 2016 | Sarah Evans

At the city’s Insite facility, people who use drugs can self-inject in a safe, supervised environment using clean equipment.

Roma Feminists Navigate the Tricky Terrain of Ethnic Stereotypes

March 10, 2016 | Carmen Gheorghe

For Roma women, fighting domestic violence is complicated by the fact that the very topic can perpetuate myths.

Poland Is Pioneering the World’s First National Open Textbook Program

March 10, 2016 | Melissa Hagemann, Piroska Hugyecz

The country is revolutionizing its education system with free online textbooks that can be adapted, translated, and altered by teachers and students.

Why President Obama Must Go to UNGASS

March 9, 2016 | Jasmine Tyler

Only by joining the world's leaders at the UN's meeting on global drug policy can Obama signal his seriousness about reform.

South Africa Is Still Fighting an Apartheid-Like Drug War

March 9, 2016 | Shaun Shelly

Its constitution is one of the world's most progressive, but you'd never know it from the way South Africa continues to fight drugs.

The Strange Invincibility of Corruption in Albania

March 9, 2016 | Fabian Zhilla

After 25 years of democracy, the country may finally be on the verge of putting a dent in its most persistent problem.

To Reduce Its Homicide Rate, Latin America Must “Denormalize” Violence

March 4, 2016 | Angelica Zamora

Home to nearly one-third of the world’s homicides, Central and South America have become desensitized to violence. Refocusing public perception could help solve the problem.

Could the “Ithaca Plan” Become a Model for Harm Reduction in America?

March 3, 2016 | Matthew Wilson

The small city of Ithaca, New York, just launched one of the most innovative approaches to drug use anywhere in the United States.

How Brazil’s Drug War Became a Crusade Against People of Color

February 29, 2016 | Eduardo Ribeiro

Brazil’s six-day Carnaval celebration is a striking example of its shameful treatment of black and mixed-race citizens.

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