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Open Society Voices

Bringing School to an Orphanage in Kyrgyzstan Means New Prospects for Children

October 24, 2014 by Azat Israliov

Askar, an 11-year-old boy, is an orphan like many in Kyrgyzstan, living with a musculoskeletal disorder and abandoned by birth parents. But he is gaining something like a community.

Exposing a Disgrace: Uzbek Elite Keep Profiting from Forced Labor

October 24, 2014 by Jeff Goldstein, Matt Fischer-Daly

Uzbekistan still depends on cotton exports driven by what amounts to slave labor. A new report brings this practice to light.

From a “Situation Room,” Democracy Spreads in West Africa

October 20, 2014 by Amanda Fortier

An election-monitoring process that began in a West African hotel has gone online and across oceans, providing lessons for advocates around the world.

Open Society People

Executive Director
Open Society Foundations–New York, Open Society Justice Initiative
Senior Legal Officer, National Security and Counterterrorism
Open Society Foundations–New York, Open Society Justice Initiative
Program Director - Justice Fund
Open Society Foundations–New York, U.S. Programs