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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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Promoting Resilience or Repression? Support for Central Asian Security Forces (NYC 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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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.

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A Deafening Silence Over Forced Sterilization in Uzbekistan

Every year, tens of thousands of women throughout Uzbekistan are sterilized without their informed consent—and often even without their knowledge. Why isn't the international community condemning it?

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Natia’s Story: Early Childhood Intervention in Georgia

Eastern Europe and Central Asia have the highest rates of institutionalized children in the world. For many, placement in an institution begins at birth.

Open Society People

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