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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.

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Fighting Denial and Suspicion in France

The country that professes “liberty, equality, fraternity” is instead allowing fear and distrust to drive the current conversation following the tragic events at Charlie Hebdo.

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How a Legal Identity Leads to a Better Life  

A collaboration between government and civil society groups is making sure that every citizen of Nepal can access the documentation that grants them their basic rights.

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Why Selma Matters

The release of the Oscar-nominated film about the civil rights movement reminds us why the arts are so integral to our ongoing struggle for justice.

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Solving Wicked Problems: Lessons on Systems Change from Diverse Fields  

Synthesizing lessons from three movements—disability rights, workers’ rights, and global health—three Open Society Fellows explore strategies and tactics potentially applicable across a range of issue areas.

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Freedom of the Press, Expression, and Information in Spain

This report examines the history of media freedom and freedom of information in Spain.

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Case Watch: Inaccessible Electricity Meters for Roma Challenged under EU Law

In some mainly Roma districts in Bulgaria, the electricity company CEZ keeps the electricity meters on tall poles in the street, out of easy reach of householders.

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Open Society Foundations–New York, Open Society Justice Initiative