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Open Society Voices

Elevating the Voices of Women and Children in the Refugee Crisis

August 29, 2016 Viviana Waisman

Instead of finding protection and relief on European soil, refugee women and children have been trapped in makeshift camps—some of which resemble prisons—without access to adequate food, sanitation, water, or safety.

Celebrated as an Athlete, Murdered as a Lesbian

August 25, 2016 Neville Gabriel

The murder of Eudy Simelane, the South African national football star, illustrates the contradictions that define life for LGBTI people in Africa.

Case Watch: Justice Sotomayor Highlights Impact of Biased Policing

August 22, 2016 Michael Youhana

A Supreme Court justice’s arguments make for powerful reading, given the troubled state of relations between the police and African American communities across the country.

Open Society People

Executive Director
Open Society Justice Initiative, Open Society Foundations–New York
Head, Accountability, Liberty & Transparency Cluster
Open Society Foundations–New York, Open Society Justice Initiative
Program Director - Justice Fund
Open Society Foundations–New York, U.S. Programs

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