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Youth Voices Resound at Latin American Drug Policy Conference
October 6, 2011 | by Chelsea Brown
When it comes to drug policy reform, youth activism has helped challenge cultures of bigotry and social exclusion, and spurred dialogue on HIV and harm reduction—topics that are taboo in many countries.
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Posted in: Education & Youth, Health, Latin America & the Caribbean
Topics: Asuntos del Sur, Chelsea Brown, drug policy, Espolea, harm reduction, HIV, Hungarian Civil Liberties Union, Mexico City, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Trip! Project, Youth RISE
Juvenile Incarceration: The Need for Reform
October 6, 2011 | by Liz Ryan
New York is poised to take further steps to remove young people from the lifelong negative consequences of prosecution and incarceration in the adult criminal justice system.
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Posted in: Education & Youth, Rights & Justice, United States
Topics: Campaign for Youth Justice, Criminal Justice Fund, criminal justice reform, drug treatment, juvenile justice, Liz Ryan, New York
Scaling Up the Millennium Villages Project
October 4, 2011 | by George Soros
The Millennium Villages Project is a bold initiative aimed at ending extreme poverty in rural Africa. As the project embarks on its next phase, the Open Society Foundations will continue its support in order to help spread the lessons gained in the model villages.
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Posted in: Africa, Rights & Justice
Topics: economic development, George Soros, Jeffrey Sachs, Millennium Villages, poverty alleviation, social investment, Soros Economic Development Fund
Cacophany: How The Internet Makes the Nonprofit Sector More Competitive and Hurts Causes
October 4, 2011 | by Mary Joyce
The Internet can help civil society come together to demand change, but it only works if organizations work with a collaborative vision and use the network to its full potential.
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Posted in: Health, Media & Arts, United States
Topics: Allison Fine, Beth Kanter, digital activism, Facebook, HIV/AIDS, Internet, Mary Joyce, Networked Nonprofit, nonprofits, petitions, pharmaceuticals, public health, social media
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