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Open Society Foundations activities in the South Caucasus, Central Asia, and Mongolia promote social progress and human rights by supporting programs, research, advocacy, and local organizations addressing issues such as democratic governance, human rights, and transparency and accountability.

Recent Work

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How Police Can Arrest the Spread of HIV  

Across the globe, HIV rates are climbing among sex workers and people who use drugs. A novel approach to law enforcement is changing that.

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U.S. Must Prove Its Commitment to Human Rights in Central Asia
The U.S. government must deliverer clearer and more emphatic messages in support of human rights in Central Asia.
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Promoting Resilience or Repression? Support for Central Asian Security Forces  

Dmitry Gorenburg and a panel of experts look at the long-term impact of external support for Central Asian military and security forces on stability in the region.

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Promoting Resilience or Repression? Support for Central Asian Security Forces (Washington, D.C., Event)

Dmitry Gorenburg and a panel of experts look at the long-term impact of external support for Central Asian military and security forces on stability in the region.

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Human Rights in Central Asia

This informal briefing and discussion with Human Rights Watch researchers examines the human rights situation in Central Asia, focusing on Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

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A Court Victory over Torture Raises Hopes in Kazakhstan

In an unprecented move, a court in Kazakhstan has ordered the authorities to pay compensation to a victim of police torture, enforcing a ruling by the UN Committee against Torture.

Open Society People

Jeff Goldstein
Senior Policy Analyst, Eurasia
Open Society Foundations–Washington, D.C., Open Society Policy Center