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Throughout the world, people who face stigma and discrimination are often left with substandard or no health care. The Open Society Foundations work to establish health policies and practices that are based on evidence and promote social inclusion, human rights, and justice.

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Open Society Voices

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.

Institutionalization Will Not Solve the U.S. Gun Problem

March 19, 2018 Judith Klein

In response to escalating calls for more gun control, some U.S. leaders have recommended institutionalizing more people with mental health problems instead. But that would be a terrible—and tragic—mistake.

Q&A: The Woman Who Challenged Brazil’s Abortion Taboo

February 27, 2018

The first Latin American woman to challenge Brazil’s abortion laws in the country’s Supreme Court was not only taking on an anti-choice legal system; she was also challenging the culture of shame and silence that upholds it.