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“You Showed Us What Hope Looked Like”

January 12, 2017Kristen Bell

Open Society Voices

How Albania Is Reforming Its Troubled Justice System

February 11, 2016 | Andi Dobrushi

There is growing pressure on Albania to execute the fixes that virtually everyone agrees are sorely needed.

Keeping Memories of Bangladesh Alive—Even the Most Painful Ones

February 11, 2016 | Tracey Gurd

An historical memory project seeks to reconcile a past steeped in violence by inviting typically excluded people to recall it.

Hope for Improving Health Outcomes for Vulnerable Populations

February 9, 2016 | Kellen Russionello

A new program in California could vastly improve both health and criminal justice outcomes for the state’s most vulnerable populations.

Case Watch: UN Rights Body Challenges Police Brutality in Kyrgyzstan

February 8, 2016 | Masha Lisitsyna

A case of brutality brought to the UN Human Rights Committee supports wider efforts to end torture and abuse by police in Kyrgyzstan.

For Funders, a Responsible Exit Is an Elusive Ideal

February 8, 2016 | Jonathan Cohen

How do foundations decide when a grantee can survive without them?

Who Will Identify Ukraine’s Dead?

February 3, 2016 | Christine Mehta

With the body count in Ukraine rising and the government overwhelmed, a volunteer group is working to make sure families learn the fate of their loved ones.

Slovenia Built a “Corridor” to Move Refugees Straight Through the Country

February 2, 2016 | Neža Kogovšek Šalamon

Inside the legally questionable system that funnels migrants through Slovenia as if they were never there.

African Queer Women Find Their Voices Through a Storytelling Project

January 29, 2016 | Tracey Gurd

Open Society Youth Fellow Tiffany Mugo talks about the digital media toolkit she’s developing to help an underrepresented community share its stories.

A Week of Stunning Victories for Youth Justice

January 29, 2016 | Marsha Levick

With dizzying speed, the Supreme Court has created a better justice system for juveniles.

Creating Sustainable Farms, One Abandoned Prison at a Time

January 28, 2016 | Donysha Smith

In this Soros Justice Fellow’s initiative, guard towers become climbing walls, jail cells sprout organic gardens, and at-risk youth cultivate a brighter future.

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