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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

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.

Arab Women Confront a Tide of Injustice

March 10, 2014 by Hanan Rabbani 2

When a series of uprisings erupted throughout the Arab region three years ago, few of the women protesting for freedom and justice imagined they would still be fighting for their basic rights today.

When Schools Become Targets of War

March 6, 2014 by Trine Petersen 1

Around the world, schools, student, and teachers are targeted as a tactic of war. States need to take action to stop this appalling practice.

Open Society People

Director, Arab Regional Office
Arab Regional Office
Senior Program Officer, Women’s Rights & Gender Development
Arab Regional Office