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A New Champion for LGBTI Rights in Bulgaria

January 16, 2018Gregory Czarnecki

Open Society Voices

Q&A: Looking for Answers on Law Enforcement Killings

November 9, 2017

According to a new study from Harvard, there is scant publicly available data on how many people are killed by police. What is there, however, is worrying—which is all the more reason why more data and research is needed.

Q&A: The Open Society Foundations in a Changing Europe

November 8, 2017

After nearly a decade of economic and political upheaval, the need to revive the EU is clear. Here’s what the Open Society Foundations are doing to help.

After the Storm: Building a Better Houston

November 3, 2017 | John Henneberger

The unprecedented government funds to rebuild after Hurricane Harvey offer a unique opportunity to make a major down payment on equity.

Who Picks the Judges? On International Tribunals, Secrecy Too Often Prevails

November 3, 2017 | Christian De Vos

A new report looks at the often opaque processes surrounding the selection of judges and commissioners for human rights tribunals in Europe, Africa, and Latin America.

Why Dirty Money Is a Feminist Issue

November 2, 2017 | Virginia Rodríguez, Corina Rodríguez Enríquez

Their connection to feminism may not be obvious, but issues such as tax evasion and money laundering are ultimately about women’s rights. Because when austerity and inequality combine, it’s women and girls who suffer.

Dutch Antiterrorism Detention Units Fall Short on Human Rights

October 30, 2017 | Jonathan Horowitz

Both suspects and convicted prisoners alike face long hours of solitary detention, strip searches, and restrictions on family visits, with no prospect of review.

The Truth About Terror and Youth Radicalization

October 27, 2017 | Cristina Goni

As concerns grow about the influence of social media and the internet in radicalizing young people, it’s vital to separate the myths from the facts.

Intersex Children Don’t Need Fixing

October 26, 2017 | Wiktor Dynarski

For too long, intersex people have lived under the weight of social stigma and personal shame. But as Kimberly Zieselman, director of the group interACT, explains, that dynamic is finally ending—and not a moment too soon.

Keeping Youth Out of the Adult Criminal Justice System

October 24, 2017 | Marcy Mistrett

A new report documents major gains in the drive to reduce the number of youths in adult jails and prisons. How philanthropy can help with the challenges ahead.

The Theater Challenging One of the World’s Most Repressive Governments

October 23, 2017 | Rashida Bumbray

The Belarus Free Theatre has long been a monument to democracy and human rights—and the target of one of the world’s worst dictatorships. Cofounder Natalia Kaliada explains why, despite the persecution, the show goes on.

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