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Over the past year, more than 700,000 members of a minority Muslim group known as the Rohingya have escaped a targeted campaign of violence by leaving their ancestral homes in Myanmar and crossing the border into Bangladesh. Most of these people are women and children, who now find themselves in the largest refugee settlement on Earth, facing the dangers of monsoon season and fighting to survive. The government of Bangladesh, meanwhile, appears to be unwilling to register any of the Rohingya babies born in the camps. By depriving these children of their birth registration, Bangladesh’s government is helping to marginalize them before they can even speak. This refusal isn’t just wrong; it’s a violation of human rights law, and it must stop.


Rights & Justice

The Fight to End HIV Is Also a Fight for Women’s Rights

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The recipient of the International AIDS Society’s inaugural Prudence Mabele Prize, Duduzile Dlamini, is a reminder to the world that the rights of women and girls cannot be treated as an obstacle to public health.

Governance & Accountability

What Accountability Really Means

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No healthy civil society can exist without a foundation of public trust. Accountability Lab’s Blair Glencorse explains how his group is investing in the next generation of responsible, ethical, and devoted public servants.

Media & Information

How a New Board Game Exposes Authoritarianism’s Folly

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Due to the widespread adoption of false and malicious narratives, a politics of xenophobia and brutality is one the rise. Here’s how a small group in Bulgaria is using creativity and fun to change the terms of the debate.


Street Art in the Face of Violence and Crime

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In this week’s Open Society Instagram takeover, we see how graffiti artists in Latin America use their work to process their trauma and revitalize their communities.

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