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In the Middle East, the Open Society Foundations focus on providing grants to organizations addressing issues of governance and rights, media and information, women’s empowerment, education, and arts and culture.

Open Society Voices

How to Protect Migrant Workers in Nepal

June 10, 2014 by Elizabeth Frantz 13

Nepali migrants are routinely cheated and forced into debt by recruitment agents. How can existing justice mechanisms be used to hold them accountable?

Demolishing a Bedouin Village to Build an Israeli Town

May 15, 2014 by Suhad Bishara 2

The Israeli government plans to displace the Bedouin community of Umm el-Hieran. But the circumstances under which the Bedouin first arrived in the area lend their predicament a terrible absurdity.

Overcoming Barriers in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

March 19, 2014 by Lauren Frohne 9

For many Palestinians, getting to the next town—to go to work, to a hospital, to school—may as well be going to the other side of the moon. One Israeli group helps them overcome the barriers.

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Arab Regional Office