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Why Europe Must Own Up to Its Participation in CIA Torture

October 9, 2015 | Natacha Kazatchkine

Nearly a year after a U.S. Senate report exposed CIA torture activities, the European countries that were complicit in the program still haven’t been held accountable.

Grantee Spotlight

Building a Prison-to-Purpose Pipeline for Women

October 9, 2015 | Donysha Smith

Andrea James experienced the prison system on both sides and found that the needs of incarcerated women and their families were not being met. Now she’s working to change that.

Grantee Spotlight

Children Around the World Aren’t Getting the Palliative Care They Need

October 8, 2015 | Joan Marston

Myths, fears, and more keep children with life-limiting illness from the mind, body, and spiritual care they have a right to.

Four Scenarios for Latin American Democracy in 15 Years

October 8, 2015 | Pedro Abramovay

A polarized region with ample potential, Latin America will be transformed in the coming years. A group of stakeholders envisioned what its possible futures might look like.

Case Watch: Making Sense of the Schrems Ruling on Data Transfer

October 7, 2015 | Simon Cox

The ruling from the top EU court is subtle and careful—and it has already been misunderstood in some quarters.

Two Steps Forward in the Patient Pursuit of Ill-Gotten Gains

October 6, 2015 | Ken Hurwitz

Arrests in Panama and Spain highlight the role civil society can play in fighting the corruption and illicit financial flows now targeted in the new global development goals.

Grantee Spotlight

Keep Kids Off the Sex Offender Registry

October 6, 2015 | Eli Lehrer

When it comes to making minors register as sex offenders, the costs to communities far outweigh the benefits.

Federal Prisoners Decline, but It’s Not a Trend Yet

October 5, 2015 | Jeremy Haile

The number of individuals in federal prison reached a record low last year. More can be done to make sure that trend continues.

Grantee Spotlight

Roma Women Raise Their Collective Voice, and Mayors Listen

October 5, 2015 | Manjola Veizi

Life is challenging for Roma women in Albania, but a recent push for political organization may soon change that.

For Croatians, the Refugee Crisis Is Personal

October 2, 2015 | Tin Gazivoda

During the wars of the 1990s, Croatia took in half a million displaced people, a memory that still lives on today as Europe’s refugees reach its borders.

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