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 »
Moving Walls 25: Another Way Home features the work of 13 visionary artists, journalists, and creative technologists who are exploring the topic of migration through documentary practice.Read more »
A man sits beside radio equipment in the Mingkaman area of South Sudan. The Open Society Foundations support every person's right to a free and independent media capable of holding the powerful to account.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 »
Open Society Voices
By now, the link between authoritarianism and the repression of women and gender nonconforming people is clear. But those targeted by such hateful politics cannot—and will not—be intimidated.
Over the past decade, Open Society’s Global Drug Policy Program has supported reformers all over the world as they organize against the worst effects of the failed “war on drugs.” The future is bright, but challenges remain.
In anticipation of the U.S. premiere of 55 Shades of Gay, Open Society presents a discussion about the role of theater and arts in promoting open society and LGBTI rights in the Balkans.