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The War on Drugs Is Holding Science Back

August 4, 2017Naomi Burke-Shyne
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The Deep Roots of the U.S. Ban on Trans Soldiers

August 17, 2017Karen Stevenson

Open Society Voices

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.

In the Fight against AIDS, People Who Inject Drugs Are Being Left Behind

December 1, 2016 | Tom Henderson

Until we direct more resources towards harm reduction, we’ll never achieve the goal of ending AIDS.

El Salvador’s Sky-High Murder Rate Is Creating a Humanitarian Crisis

November 22, 2016 | Celia Medrano

Gang violence is pushing death rates to levels on par with war-torn Syria, and displacing tens of thousands of people in the process.

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