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International Rivers

In Asia, Africa, and Latin America, International Rivers protects rivers and human rights threatened by some of the world's most potentially destructive dam projects. Read More
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Sin Fronteras

Protecting Mexico’s migrants and refugees Sin Fronteras lawyers represent migrants in cases that have substantial impact on the Mexican government’s policies and laws. Staff help coordinate civil voices that highlight the abuse faced by ... Read More
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Socio Legal Information Centre

Ensuring legal rights for the marginalized in India The Socio Legal Information Centre (SLIC) provides free legal assistance to people who lack the capacity to approach the courts for redress. SLIC files more than 100 petitions ... Read More
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Southwest Organizing Project

Empowering neighbors to transform communities In one of Chicago’s most violent areas, gangs and abandoned buildings put communities on the edge of collapse. In such environments, it is easy for problems to seem insurmountable, for ... Read More
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StoryCorps

Preserving and sharing the stories of our lives Founded in 2003 by David Isay, MacArthur Fellow and radio documentarian, StoryCorps has provided nearly 90,000 people the chance to record interviews. Each of these stories is ... Read More
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The Stimson Center

Applying analysis and outreach to address global security challenges The Stimson Center drives pragmatic solutions to build international peace and security through a unique combination of analysis and outreach. By engaging policymakers, policy implementers, and civil ... Read More
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Tobin Project

Building a new model for policy-relevant research Inspired by economics Nobel laureate James Tobin, the Tobin Project convenes and connects academics and policymakers to conduct research initiatives that address some of society's most pressing problems ... Read More
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Ushahidi

Crowd sourced maps that advance human rights Since 2008, Ushahidi has grown into a mapping platform used in crises around the world, supporting 35,000 maps in 30 different languages. Following the earthquake in Haiti in ... Read More
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Initiative to Bolster Legal Environments for Civil Society Organizations

The International Center for Not-For-Profit Law has announced its Civic Space Initiative. Read More
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Conservation Strategy Fund Report on Roads in the Amazon Basin

The Conservation Strategy Fund has published a report on the high level of environmental risk associated with continued road construction in the Amazon basin. Read More
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Center for Responsible Lending: Qualified Mortgages Protect Borrowers

The Center for Responsible Lending has published a fact sheet to help consumers navigate the qualified mortgage borrowing process. Read More
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Mexico Launches Initiative to Protect Journalists and Human Rights Defenders

Insecurity in Mexico has resulted in mounting pressures against activists and journalists in Mexico, causing some to flee or cease their work for fear of retaliation. Read More

"Backtracking in Russia"

From The New York Times
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Understanding the Relationship Between Assisted Housing and Quality Education

A report by the Furman Center for Real Estate & Urban Policy at NYU evaluates the elementary schools closest to families receiving federal housing assistance nationwide in each state as well as the 100 largest metropolitan areas. Read More
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Nigerian Court Finds Termination Based on HIV Status Illegal and Unlawful

After a 12-year legal battle, the Lagos State High Court handed down a landmark decision in the first ever HIV discrimination lawsuit in Nigeria. Read More

Staff

Portrait of Elspeth A. Revere

Elspeth A. Revere

Vice President, Media, Culture, and Special Initiatives
Portrait of Cate A. Fox

Cate A. Fox

Program Officer

Mariela Evans

Executive Secretary

Susan M. Salaba

Program Administrator