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How Pop Culture Can Help Roma See Themselves as Survivors

August 1, 2016Vicente Rodriguez Fernandez
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As U.S. Elections Near, a String of Voting Rights Victories

August 17, 2016Erica Teasley Linnick
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The New Face of Solidarity

August 16, 2016Deepa Iyer
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Open Society Voices

Grantee Spotlight

A Podcast Examines the Intersection of Life and Law

April 22, 2016 | Donysha Smith

Breaking new ground in long-running debates about criminal justice, Nancy Mullane’s Life of the Law podcast embraces a spirit of inclusiveness.

Raising the Profile of Pretrial Detention in Africa

April 21, 2016 | Marina Ilminska, Martin Schoenteich

Many of the continent’s prison systems are in a state of crisis, burdened with overcrowding and an inability or unwillingness to protect the human rights of prisoners.

In Kenya, Overcoming Drug Fears to Expand Access to Palliative Care

April 20, 2016 | Zipporah Ali

The UN’s global drug policy debate is a crucial chance to ensure the need for palliative care demand is met in Kenya and beyond.

Grantee Spotlight

In Hungary, a Better Transit System Fueled by the Power of Citizen Engagement

April 18, 2016 | Levente Lintényi

When the residents of Mátészalka needed a better way to get to the capital, they advocated on their own behalf and won a quicker commute.

In Drug Policy Debates, Youth Are Often Seen but Not Heard

April 15, 2016 | Sarah Merrigan

Though young people are frequently invoked in conversations about drug policy, rarely are they asked to offer their own opinions. At UNGASS, that needs to change.

Colombia’s Peace Process Needs an Accountable Extractives Industry

April 14, 2016 | Andrés Hernández, Ana Carolína González

A lasting peace with FARC will require a well-functioning mining industry, which is based in the rural provinces where the guerrilla group operates.

Grantee Spotlight

How the “Model Minority” Myth Made Incarceration Harder for One Chinese Immigrant

April 12, 2016 | Donysha Smith

For many incarcerated Asian and Pacific Islanders, prison is often made tougher by the fact that their identity is not always recognized.

Who Counts? All of Us, Says the Supreme Court.

April 11, 2016 | Erica Teasley Linnick

A unanimous decision by an oft-divided court just affirmed a bedrock principle of American democracy: the government represents everyone.

The Investigative Journalism Collaboration That Produced the Panama Papers

April 8, 2016 | Maria Teresa Ronderos, Algirdas Lipstas

The bombshell reports detailing how offshore companies enable financial secrecy were made possible by a global effort of hundreds of journalists working in tandem.

Students in Puerto Rico Defend Their Right to Affordable Education

April 7, 2016 | Karina Claudio Betancourt

As funding for education is slashed, students and professors in Puerto Rico are emerging as the frontline critics of austerity.

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