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Healing the Wounds in Ferguson and Staten Island

December 19, 2014 | by Kenneth H. Zimmerman, Damon Hewitt

Kyrgyzstan’s New Anti-Gay Law Is Even Worse than Russia’s

December 17, 2014 | by Syinat Sultanalieva

Open Society Voices

Grantee Spotlight

Can a New Book Help France Embrace Its Multicultural Side?

December 19, 2014

In a country that values assimilation, D’Ailleurs et d’ici! is a rare celebration of the many ethnic and racial groups that contribute to France’s diversity.

Kyrgyzstan’s New Anti-Gay Law Is Even Worse than Russia’s

December 17, 2014

The law criminalizes any mention of "nontraditional sexual relations”—unless it’s hate speech, which will be perfectly legal.

Moldova’s Vote to Embrace Europe Puts the EU in the Hot Seat

December 16, 2014

Now that Moldovans have voted pro-European parties into power, the EU must live up to the country’s expectations—while staying one step ahead of Russia.

The UK Debate on Europe’s Human Rights Court: An Update

December 12, 2014

The outcome of the British debate over the European Court of Human Rights will have an impact on rights in the rest of Europe, and the rest of the world.

Armenia’s Pro-Russia Stance Has a Cost for Women’s Rights

December 12, 2014

Domestic violence and sex-selective abortion are rife in Armenia, and efforts to solve these problems are often branded as a threat to the country’s ancestral heritage.

Case Watch: EU Court Ruling Backs Refugees from Anti-Gay Persecution

December 8, 2014 | by Zsolt Bobis

A welcome recent ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union is likely to make it harder for governments to deny political asylum to applicants facing persecution for their sexual orientation.

Grantee Spotlight

Putting an End to the Myth that Roma Families Drain Slovakia’s Welfare System

December 4, 2014

A new analysis of Slovakia’s social welfare system debunks the notion that Roma families are a drain on public funds.

How Getting Involved in Politics Transformed One Roma Village’s Future

December 4, 2014

Filipeştii de Târg shows how systematic disenfranchisement can hold back a people—and how a community determined to break free of this can change its trajectory for generations to come.

25 Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall, the Pursuit of Open Society in Europe Continues

December 2, 2014 | by George Soros

The spirit of democracy, transparency, and accountability carried Eastern Europe through 1989. Today, open society remains the most powerful anti-oppression tool the world has.

Before Embracing Europe, Ukrainians Must Embrace Each Other

December 1, 2014 | by Vladyslav Galushko

A bottom-up approach can bring disparate parts of Ukraine closer together through the common vision of a European future.