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The Lebanese Nationality Law That Leaves Children Stateless

January 11, 2017 | Christine Chamoun

A generation of children will grow up without a country because Lebanese mothers with foreign-born husbands cannot pass on their nationality to their children.

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

January 11, 2017 | Ariel Kogan, Ana Carolina Evangelista

In 2016, for the first time, all private-sector campaign financing for municipal elections came exclusively from individuals.

Q&A: A New Way to Access Higher Education for—and by—Displaced Syrians

January 9, 2017

A new initiative harnesses the knowledge of Syria’s dispersed academic community to help other displaced Syrians continue their higher education.

Against Ambivalence

January 5, 2017 | Chris Stone

Living in uncertain times is no excuse to relax our commitment to open societies—indeed, it obligates us to work harder than ever.

The Stabilizing Power of School for Children with Disabilities in Pakistan

January 4, 2017 | Faisal Bari

Pakistan’s inclusive education programs are still in the pilot stage, but provincial governments hope to scale them up in the coming years.

How One Courageous Whistle-Blower Exposed Corruption in Slovakia’s Government

December 20, 2016 | Gabriel Sipos

The story of an ordinary civil servant turned transparency pioneer.

Standing Together Against Hate

December 19, 2016 | Ken Zimmerman

A progress report on the Open Society Foundations’ $10 million initiative to confront hate.

As Executions Surge in Pakistan, One Group Works to Protect Death Row’s Most Vulnerable

December 14, 2016 | Samina Naz

Pakistan is putting hundreds to death, including people with mental illnesses. Shifting public opinion could change that.

In Tunisia, 62,000 Voices Call Out for Justice

December 12, 2016 | Salwa El Gantri

After half a century of human rights abuses, Tunisians are finally getting answers.

A Decade of Breakthroughs for Disability Rights

December 12, 2016 | Alison Hillman

Ten years ago, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was successfully negotiated by the very people whose lives it would touch.

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