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Keeping the Internet Open for All in Pakistan

November 17, 2016Samina Naz

Open Society Voices

A Photo Contest Captures Life with Ebola in West Africa

September 19, 2016 | Christopher Ifeanyi-Nwanze

Traumatized yet resilient, the region is rebounding after the outbreak that claimed 10,000 lives.

Four Countries That Opened Their Closed Institutions—and Prevented Torture

September 16, 2016 | Ben Buckland, Veronica Filippeschi

A look back at how a simple but revolutionary idea helped prevent torture in some of the world’s darkest places.

Women Who Survived Ebola Find a Space to Rebuild Their Lives

September 16, 2016 | Fatou Wurie

Two years after the worst health crisis ever to hit West Africa, entrepreneurship, community, and joy are returning to Sierra Leone.

Will a Global Compact on Migration Lead to Lasting Change?

September 16, 2016 | Karen Campbell

An unprecedented UN summit aims to address the migration issue, but real progress will depend on the international community making good on its promises.

Why Inclusive Education Is for All Children, Everywhere

September 15, 2016 | Alison Hillman, Kate Lapham

This month, the UN affirmed that inclusive education for all learners at all levels is critical for the development of fair and open societies.

How a Broken Economic System Keeps Roma Children in Special Schools

September 14, 2016 | Miroslav Klempar

Roma students are often funneled into special schools, but a door-to-door initiative is supporting parents who want a mainstream education for their children.

Q&A: Seizing the Moment to Tackle the School-to-Prison-to-Deportation Pipeline

September 7, 2016

Why Hispanic Heritage Month is a chance for Latino activists to make progress on criminal justice issues.

Will Brexit Make Britons Less Healthy?

September 2, 2016 | Diarmaid McDonald

Pro-Brexit leaders claimed that by leaving the European Union, the UK could shore up the National Health Service. Instead, they may have imperiled it.

America Can’t Reduce Incarceration without Addressing Violent Crime

September 1, 2016 | Marc Schindler

Any serious conversations about reducing the prison population must include a debate about the need to redefine violent crime.

Criminalized Condoms Force China’s Sex Workers to Make a Difficult Choice

August 30, 2016 | Marc Krupanski

A new study shows how sex workers are made more vulnerable by police seizures of condoms as evidence of illegal activity.

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