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Asia

The work of the Open Society Foundations in Asia focuses on defending human rights, particularly for migrants, laborers, and victims of conflict; promoting election reform; instituting natural resource regulation; increasing access to information; and improving public health.

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Open Society Voices

To Be Effective, China’s New Anti–Domestic Violence Law Needs Civil Society’s Support

May 17, 2016 Joy Chia

China’s government has addressed family violence with official legislation—now it’s up to the public to utilize it.

Slowly but Surely, Armenia’s Schools Embrace Students of All Stripes

December 17, 2015 Elaine Harty

In the year since the passage of a law that provides a basis for inclusive education, hundreds of schools in Armenia have become more welcoming to marginalized students.

Why Mothers of Children with Disabilities Are Suddenly Talking in Kyrgyzstan

November 17, 2015 Kimberly O’Haver

In a country where disabilities invite stigma and discrimination, a discussion group is starting to change minds—and, possibly, laws.