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Sexual Health & Rights

Sexual Health & Rights

The Open Society Foundations work to ensure that people who are stigmatized because of their sexual practices, sexual orientation, or gender identity have access to quality health and social services and can effectively advocate for their rights.

Open Society Voices

A Deafening Silence Over Forced Sterilization in Uzbekistan

January 22, 2014 by Judith Mazdra 1

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?

To Advance Rights, Sex Workers Tell Their Stories

August 13, 2013 by Anastasia Bezverkha 2

In Ukraine, sex worker advocates harness the power of storytelling to convince unlikely allies, like the police, to respect their rights.

Condemning Sex Workers is a Dangerous Proposition

April 26, 2013 by Rachel Thomas 18

The “anti-prostitution pledge” detracts from the very goals of the United States’ HIV and AIDS programs, and violates first amendment rights.