Uzbekistan still depends on cotton exports driven by what amounts to slave labor. A new report brings this practice to light.
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The work of the Open Society Foundations in Asia focuses on defending human rights, particularly for migrants, laborers, and victims of conflict; promoting election reform; instituting natural resource regulation; increasing access to information; and improving public health.
The following Open Society programs focus on this region.
In the midst of the social and political changes happening in Kyrgyzstan, significant reform is also happening in the education system. A new curriculum framework has been approved that is built on open society values.
Asia boasts some of the harshest laws in the world; however, there are regional pioneers that are charting new courses on drug policy.
The Step by Step Program has developed over the last 20 years into a strong network working to improve the lives of young children and families.
This forum offers a unique opportunity to gain insight into the underlying trends of a deepening confrontation between Russia and the West that extends into the realms of ideas, information, and values.