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The Open Society Foundations promote the advancement of women’s rights, gender equality, and empowerment as an integral part of free and democratic societies.

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Recent Work

Voices
When Pregnancy Leads to a Prison Term

From miscarriages to abortions to disagreements with doctors, an array of pregnancy-related issues can land a woman in jail.

Voices
Getting Drug Policy Right for Women and Girls

A new report details gender disparities in the impacts of drugs and drug-related crime.

Voices
The UN’s Rebuke of Inheritance Laws Is a Victory for Women’s Health

Discriminatory laws have left widows homeless when their husbands die. That may soon change.

Report
The Impact of Drug Policy on Women

This paper offers an overview of the gender dimension of the war on drugs and the burdens that ill-conceived policies and inadequate programs place on women and girls.

Voices
Five Photographers Present Journeys Toward Freedom, Safety, and Self-Determination  

From the creative act of authorship to the formidable journey to escape slavery, the stories highlighted in the next installment of the Moving Walls photography series explore people in pursuit of new worlds.

Event
Film Screening: African Grandmothers Tribunal

Watch and discuss a new documentary about six African grandmothers who, despite stigma and abuse, care for children orphaned by AIDS. In 2013 they traveled to Canada to give powerful testimony to a landmark people’s tribunal.

Open Society People

Binaifer Nowrojee
Asia Regional Director
Open Society Foundations–New York
Director, At Home in Europe Project
Open Society Initiative for Europe, Open Society Foundation–London

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