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Brazil’s Groundbreaking Attempt to Get Corporate Money Out of City Politics

January 11, 2017Ariel Kogan, Ana Carolina Evangelista

Open Society Voices

How an AIDS Conference Sidelined an At-Risk Population

July 19, 2016 | Shaun Shelly

Some of those most likely to contract HIV—particularly people who use drugs—are largely ignored at a major AIDS conference this week.

Human Rights Defenders in Honduras Need a Defender, Too

July 19, 2016 | Daysi Flores

In Latin America, where activists face a range of threats, one group is working to build communities of trust and support to help protect them.

The Need for Action on Policing and Racial Justice after Baton Rouge

July 18, 2016 | Chris Stone

Peaceful protests are the opposite of violence, not the cause of violence.

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.

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