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Keeping the Internet Open for All in Pakistan

November 17, 2016Samina Naz

Open Society Voices

U.S. Assistance to the Middle East Is Drying Up When the Region Needs It Most

July 18, 2016 | Stephen McInerney

President Obama says America stands with civil society in the Middle East, but declining funding for democracy and governance there tells a different story.

Obama’s New Drone Policy Is a Step Forward for Transparency

July 15, 2016 | Toby Shepard

The estimates of how many people have been killed by U.S. drones since 2009 will allow the American public to ask better questions about the uses and limitations of this new technology.

Case Watch: Discrimination Dressed up as Neutrality in European Headscarf Bans

July 12, 2016 | Simon Cox

Two cases before the Court of Justice of the European Union address complaints from Muslim women dismissed by a private sector employer because of wearing a religious headscarves at work.

Documenting Racial Disparities in Police Use of Force

July 12, 2016 | Phillip Atiba Goff

Recent police shootings demand a hard analysis of the intersections where race and law enforcement meet.

The Big Impact of the Little-Known “Recommendation 8”

July 11, 2016 | Iva Dobichina

A revision to a little-known financial regulation means that nonprofit organizations and civil society will soon be less vulnerable to illegitimate government crackdowns.

The Hidden Consequences of Forcing Women to Travel for Abortions

July 7, 2016 | Elisa Leilani Slattery

Laws that keep abortion services far from where women live are a form of social exclusion that women’s rights advocates call “abortion exile.”

Are We Undercounting Work Done by Women?

July 5, 2016 | Naila Kabeer

Economic surveys that don’t take into account unpaid domestic work misrepresent a society’s labor activity—and diminish work done by women.

Turkey’s Extraordinary Resilience in a Year of Terror

June 30, 2016 | Gökçe Tüylüoğlu

The country continues to thrive despite multiple bomb attacks, including this week’s at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport.

Legal Access for All: But Who Pays for It?

June 29, 2016 | Lotta Teale

If the vision of equal access to justice for all is to become a reality, more countries around the world will need a sustainable nationwide system for legal services.

In Nigeria, Many Anticorruption Policies—and Lots of Corruption, Too

June 29, 2016 | Joseph Amenaghawon, Udo Jude Ilo

The president has made fighting corruption a top priority. Why is progress so slow?

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