Supporters of Nikol Pashinyan celebrate in Yerevan, Armenia, on May 8, 2018, after the democracy activist was appointed interim prime minister following the resignation of president Serzh Sargsyan. The Open Society Foundations support the right of every person to live under a government that is transparent, accountable, and respectful of its citizens’ fundamental human rights.Read more »
After a court ruling affirming residency rights for same-sex couples in the EU, the suit’s lead plaintiff, Adrian Coman, addresses the media outside the Constitutional Court of Romania in Bucharest, Romania, on October 27, 2016. The Open Society Foundations support LGBTI rights and efforts to halt state-sponsored discrimination.Read more »
A graffiti artist paints a pushcart as part of the “Pimp My Carroça” community art project in in São Paulo, Brazil, on August 13, 2017. The Open Society Foundations work to support human rights, democratic governance, the arts, and a vibrant civil society in Latin America and the Caribbean.Read more »
Women carry their children at a shelter in Poltava, Ukraine, on September 18, 2013. All too often, women who use drugs are marginalized, ignored, and left alone to defend their children and themselves in unsafe environments. The Open Society Foundations support efforts to bring people out of the shadows and recognize their right to be full and equal members of their communities.Read more »
Nzinga Dotson-Newman moved to Brooklyn, New York, two years ago to find what she described as “freedom.” She now has a business making clothing and accessories from African materials. The work exhibited in Moving Walls 24 / Here We Are: Visual Resistance and Reclaiming Narratives engages with art and documentary practice as forms of resistance.Read more »
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The Open Society Justice Initiative is unveiling a new tool for making the work done by the International Criminal Court and other key tribunals more accessible to all.
Socially responsible businesses have a bright future in India, offering a way to improve living standards while encouraging others to jump into the fray. Here’s how the Open Society Foundations are supporting the movement.