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Throughout the world, people who face stigma and discrimination are often left with substandard or no health care. The Open Society Foundations work to establish health policies and practices that are based on evidence and promote social inclusion, human rights, and justice.

Open Society Voices

In South Africa, Sex Workers Arm Themselves with the Law

September 15, 2014 by Sebastian Kohn

As a criminalized group, sex workers risk abuse form both clients and police alike. Now, sex workers in South Africa offer each other support and legal advice, empowering one another to realize their rights.

These Roma Students Make Better Physicians than Musicians

September 2, 2014 by Sebastian Krueger 6

Recasting the image of Roma and promoting inclusion are goals of a unique scholarship program for Roma medical students. In Romania, a creative campaign led by these scholars took to the streets of Bucharest.

Case Watch: European Court Defers to States on Same-Sex Marriage

August 1, 2014 by Aman Singh

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that a transsexual woman must break her existing marriage in order to receive official recognition of her gender.

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Public Health Program, Open Society Foundations–New York
Director, International Harm Reduction Development
Public Health Program, Open Society Foundations–New York