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Open Society Voices

The Countries That Gave Me a Second Chance as a Refugee

November 23, 2015 by Michael Kraus 3

When Soviet troops invaded Czechoslovakia in 1968, this man faced violence and the loss of his family. But the countries that offered him refuge changed his life.

The Grim Numbers and Human Cost of Violence against Trans People

November 20, 2015 by Carla LaGata/Carsten Balzer, Boglarka Fedorko

This year, 271 murdered trans and gender-diverse people will be added to the list of those honored on Transgender Day of Remembrance.

History Shows That Europe Can Handle a Refugee Influx

November 19, 2015 by Enna Gerin 3

Looking back and comparing her experience to that of refugees today, one woman sees her case as a textbook example of how things should work.

Open Society People

Executive Director
Open Society Foundations–New York, Open Society Justice Initiative
Senior Legal Officer, National Security and Counterterrorism
Open Society Foundations–New York, Open Society Justice Initiative
Program Director, Justice Fund
U.S. Programs, Open Society Foundations–New York