The Power of the Past

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Today, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, is particularly important to Roma communities, which face an array of challenges stemming from racism and discrimination. The reason is simple: By learning their history, Roma can forge their own sense of identity, and use that knowledge to educate other Roma and establish solidarity with members of their community. From Roma feminists fighting stereotypes to journalists reclaiming the story of their people, Roma are drawing on the history of their struggles to find new avenues of advocacy today.


United States

What the Trump Administration Needs to Know about Law Enforcement

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A recent statement from the Trump administration suggests a misunderstanding about how community safety and effective law enforcement work.


Greece’s Public Health Crisis Is Hitting Migrants Especially Hard

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Two of the country’s most pressing challenges—migration and rising HIV rates—often affect the same people. One organization is tackling both.

Youth and Education

The University That’s Educating—and Empowering—Women from across Asia

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Critical thinking reigns at the Asian University for Women, where students get the kind of education usually found at small liberal arts schools.


Women’s Reproductive Rights in El Salvador

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In this week’s takeover of Open Society’s Instagram feed, photographer Nadia Shira Cohen explores reproductive rights and criminalized abortion in El Salvador.

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