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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.

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.

Trying Khmer Rouge Leaders Twice: A Guide for the Perplexed

October 17, 2014 by Heather Ryan

Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge tribunal has begun a second trial on charges including genocide of two aged former Khmer Rouge senior leaders although both have already received life sentences for other crimes against humanity.

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Open Society People

Binaifer Nowrojee
Asia Regional Director
Open Society Foundations–New York
Director
Open Society Foundations–New York
Jeff Goldstein
Senior Policy Analyst, Eurasia
Open Society Foundations–Washington, D.C., Open Society Policy Center

Upcoming Events

Oct
27

Gerald Knaus of the European Stability Initiative and Paige Alexander of USAID discuss the implications of the ongoing crackdown on human rights in Azerbaijan.