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How Pop Culture Can Help Roma See Themselves as Survivors

August 1, 2016Vicente Rodriguez Fernandez
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As U.S. Elections Near, a String of Voting Rights Victories

August 17, 2016Erica Teasley Linnick
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The New Face of Solidarity

August 16, 2016Deepa Iyer

Open Society Voices

Grantee Spotlight

The Slow-Motion Legal Disaster Unfolding within the Refugee Crisis

November 11, 2015 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | Gregory Czarnecki

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