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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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How Civil Society Can Best Support Inclusive Education

October 12, 2018 Nabina Panday, Olga Yarova
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.

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.