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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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About George Soros

George Soros launched his philanthropic work in South Africa in 1979. Since then he has given over $32 billion to fund the Open Society Foundations, which work in over 100 countries around the world.

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In the time since UK voters opted to leave the European Union, the debate about Brexit has focused on its implementation. But do policymakers really understand what motivated the leave vote in the first place?

Throughout Central Asia and Eastern Europe, parents of children with disabilities are struggling against bureaucracy, ignorance, and neglect. To fix this, civil society must build more spaces for advocacy and collaboration.

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Oct
30

Open Society Institute-Baltimore hosts the last of our 20th Anniversary special events where Open Society Foundations president Patrick Gaspard will discuss the challenges to open societies around the world.