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Education & Youth

The Open Society Foundations are committed to empowering young people by supporting efforts to increase access to quality education. From early childhood to higher education, we work to ensure young people from different backgrounds have equal access to education and to promote critical thinking, respect for diverse opinions, and free and open intellectual inquiry.

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The Crisis Afflicting Kazakhstan’s Youth

June 29, 2018 Karlygash Kabatova, Sergey Marinin

Large majorities of young, sexually active Kazakhstani citizens are not using contraception, with predictable results. A new report examines the roots of the problem and offers recommendations for how to fix it.

Q&A: How Parents in Tajikistan Are Organizing for Their Children’s Rights

June 28, 2018

Slowly but surely, a coalition of groups dedicated to the rights of children with disabilities is changing the way Tajikistan’s political and social worlds think about disability—and how to support parents as well as kids.

A Brighter Future for Refugee Kids, Through Learning and Laughter

June 20, 2018 Tina Hyder

Syrian refugee children—now living in uncertain conditions in multiple countries—are in dire need of both educational and psychological support. A new and unique partnership is trying to help.