The fund has led efforts to foster inclusion in the Czech Republic, where issues around the rights of Roma and a growing immigrant population have become more prominent.
As part of its antidiscrimination work, the Open Society Fund–Prague has supported efforts to establish a national antidiscrimination act. The fund is also a key supporter of Roma nongovernmental organizations and has supported lawsuits that have helped end some forms of discrimination against Roma. On migration, the fund has worked to improve the legal status of immigrants and challenge negative perceptions about them in the media.
The fund combats corruption—one of the country’s biggest challenges—by helping nongovernmental organizations that have worked the passage of several legal provisions to prevent graft and lack of transparency. The fund promotes women’s rights by leading a coalition of groups working to secure equality in the labor market and initiate progressive change in educational curricula.