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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.

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Recent Work

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The Inaugural EurasiaNet/Harriman Institute Forum

This forum offers a unique opportunity to gain insight into the underlying trends of a deepening confrontation between Russia and the West that extends into the realms of ideas, information, and values.

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Advancing Open Society through Curriculum Reform in Kyrgyzstan

In the midst of the social and political changes happening in Kyrgyzstan, significant reform is also happening in the education system. A new curriculum framework has been approved that is built on open society values.

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Enabling Repression, Exporting Surveillance, and Silencing Dissent

Privacy International leads a panel on the surveillance technology industry to mark the launch of a report on the sale of surveillance technologies to Central Asian governments.

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To Stem Violence, States Must Recognize Trans Identities

When governments hinder trans people from obtaining documents that match their gender, trans people may face outing, harassment, and violence.

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First Steps: A Brief History of the Step by Step Program  

The Step by Step Program has developed over the last 20 years into a strong network working to improve the lives of young children and families.

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The Pitfalls of Peacebuilding: Lessons from Kyrgyzstan, Prospects for Ukraine  

Can lessons on peace building in Kyrgyzstan work in Ukraine?

Open Society People

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