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The owner of the bathrooms shown in these pictures been hosting migrants for 5 years. Her identity is remaining undisclosed—for the safety of not only herself, but also the migrants who rely on her.⠀

Although the government of France is currently trying to deter migrants by restricting access to water, citizens in the city of Calais are taking the risk of defying this unjust law in order to help those in need. In this series, Nastassia Kantorowicz (@nkantorowicztorres) reveals the enduring power of civil disobedience. To learn more about Natassia's work, please follow the link in our bio.⠀

#opensociety #france #calais #accesstowater #migrantswelcome #refugeeswelcome #standwithrefugees #withmigrants #droitshumains #humanité


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U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton's attacks on the International Criminal Court are a striking example of the Trump administration's contempt for the rule of law. Please follow the link in our bio to learn more about the ICC's importance and separate Bolton's fictions from the facts.
#opensociety #johnbolton #justicematters #morejustworld


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Around once per week, local volunteers deliver cans of potable water to migrants, which the latter use to cook. Sometimes local groceries donate water bottles, too.
Although the government of France is currently trying to deter migrants by restricting access to water, citizens in the city of Calais are taking the risk of defying this unjust law in order to help those in need. In this series, Nastassia Kantorowicz (@nkantorowicztorres) reveals the enduring power of civil disobedience. To learn more about Natassia's work, please follow the link in our bio.
#opensociety #france #calais #accesstowater #migrantswelcome #refugeeswelcome #standwithrefugees #withmigrants #droitshumains #humanité


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Recently, the Supreme Court of India issued a landmark ruling which decriminalized homosexuality. What lessons can advocates for justice elsewhere in the world draw from this historic moment? Please follow the link in our bio to find out.
LGBTI rights supporters in Bangalore, India, celebrate India's Supreme Court decision to strike down a colonial-era ban on homosexuality on September 6, 2018. Photo credit: © Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty
#opensociety #india #LGBTQ #sec377


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The clothes seen here being hung to dry belong to migrants; the government has so far refused to provide them with anything else, despite the fact that keeping clothes and sleeping bags clean is one of the best ways to avoid the spread of skin diseases.
Although the government of France is currently trying to deter migrants by restricting access to water, citizens in the city of Calais are taking the risk of defying this unjust law in order to help those in need. In this series, Nastassia Kantorowicz (@nkantorowicztorres) reveals the enduring power of civil disobedience. To learn more about Natassia's work, please follow the link in our bio.
#opensociety #france #calais #accesstowater #migrantswelcome #refugeeswelcome #standwithrefugees #withmigrants #droitshumains #humanité


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A makeshift shower near an undisclosed migrant camp.
Although the government of France is currently trying to deter migrants by restricting access to water, citizens in the city of Calais are taking the risk of defying this unjust law in order to help those in need. In this series, Nastassia Kantorowicz (@nkantorowicztorres) reveals the enduring power of civil disobedience. To learn more about Natassia's work, please follow the link in our bio.
#opensociety #france #calais #accesstowater #migrantswelcome #refugeeswelcome #standwithrefugees #withmigrants #droitshumains #humanité


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An outdoor toilet which was constructed by migrants and volunteers. In order to protect these migrants from being identified and evicted, the location—and the identities of the volunteers—are kept undisclosed.
Although the government of France is currently trying to deter migrants by restricting access to water, citizens in the city of Calais are taking the risk of defying this unjust law in order to help those in need. In this series, Nastassia Kantorowicz (@nkantorowicztorres) reveals the enduring power of civil disobedience. To learn more about Natassia's work, please follow the link in our bio.
#opensociety #france #calais #accesstowater #migrantswelcome #refugeeswelcome #standwithrefugees #withmigrants #droitshumains #humanité


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At a time of resurgent nationalism and authoritarianism, it can be easy for supporters of free, democratic, and open societies to fall into despair. But as the recent example of Armenia shows, the shared human desire to live in equality and freedom is stronger than the forces against it. For this year's International Day of Democracy, follow the link in our bio to learn more about the remarkable changes happening in Armenia, and what the rest of the world can learn from the country's inspirational example.
Supporters of Armenia's protest leader Nikol Pashinyan attend a rally in downtown Yerevan on April 26, 2018. Photo credit: © Vano Shlamov/AFP
#opensociety #yerevan #armenia


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Due to the continued lack of access to showers, toilets, and safe potable water, polluted waters often serve as migrants’ only water source. In these two photos, which were both taken in Calais, we see discarded belongings and hygiene products—including a toothbrush.⠀

Although the government of France is currently trying to deter migrants by restricting access to water, citizens in the city of Calais are taking the risk of defying this unjust law in order to help those in need. In this series, Nastassia Kantorowicz (@nkantorowicztorres) reveals the enduring power of civil disobedience. To learn more about Natassia's work, please follow the link in our bio.⠀

#opensociety #france #calais #accesstowater #migrantswelcome #refugeeswelcome #standwithrefugees #withmigrants #droitshumains #humanité


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This past winter, there were about 50–150 migrants living in the Grande-Synthe forest in Calais, France. This photo shows a makeshift toilet that was built by members of the camp.
Although the government of France is currently trying to deter migrants by restricting access to water, citizens in the city of Calais are taking the risk of defying this unjust law in order to help those in need. In this series, Nastassia Kantorowicz (@nkantorowicztorres) reveals the enduring power of civil disobedience. To learn more about Natassia's work, please follow the link in our bio.
#opensociety #france #calais #accesstowater #migrantswelcome #refugeeswelcome #standwithrefugees #withmigrants #droitshumains #humanité


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Throughout the world today, it remains difficult—or even impossible—for people to obtain legal identity documents that match their gender identities. Simple bigotry is no excuse, and arguments about national security have been shown to be without merit.
To learn more about how nations can reform their identity document laws so they respect the rights of people who are trans, please follow the link in our bio.
A trans woman holds her new passport indicating her gender as “O” for “Other,” in Kathmandu, Nepal, on August 10, 2015. © Narendra Shrestha/EPA/Newscom
#opensociety #LGBTQ #transgender #genderidentity


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This fire hydrant in Calais, France, is the only permanent source of water for refugees in the area. The morning this photo was taken, police sprayed the hydrant with tear gas in an effort to render it useless.
Although the government of France is currently trying to deter migrants by restricting access to water, citizens in the city of Calais are taking the risk of defying this unjust law in order to help those in need. In this series, Nastassia Kantorowicz (@nkantorowicztorres) reveals the enduring power of civil disobedience. To learn more about Natassia's work, please follow the link in our bio.
#opensociety #france #calais #accesstowater #migrantswelcome #refugeeswelcome #standwithrefugees #withmigrants #droitshumains #humanité


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