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Discrimination

Discrimination

The Open Society Foundations use advocacy and litigation to combat the marginalization of racial and ethnic minorities in Europe, taking on cases involving migrants, school segregation, violence against Roma, and policies that ban Muslims from wearing the hijab or building mosques.

Recent work

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Lessons from the White Working Class Community in Stockholm

The municipality of Botkyrka was the focus of an Open Society report on white working class communities in Stockholm. The report’s authors discuss how majority Swedes experience Sweden’s demographic change.

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Ferguson, Missouri: Not Just an American Tragedy

Around the world, young people of color bear the brunt of racial discrimination by police officers. But they can also help us find ways to end it.

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Updates from Ukraine: Implications of a “Post-Maidan” Environment for Open Society  

Inna Pidluska of Ukraine's International Renaissance Foundation discusses Ukraine’s evolving political culture, early elections, and potential opportunities for civil society and parliamentarians to pursue a reform agenda.

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Understanding Ferguson

Understanding the root causes of crises like the one taking place in Ferguson, Missouri, is the first step toward preventing them.

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Case Watch: European Court Defers to States on Same-Sex Marriage

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that a transsexual woman must break her existing marriage in order to receive official recognition of her gender.

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“A Decision that Seems Like an Attack on My Religion”

For one British Muslim woman, the European Court of Human Rights’ decision to uphold France’s ban on full-face veils is deeply painful.

Open Society People

Executive Director
Open Society Foundations–New York, Open Society Justice Initiative