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Africa

The Open Society Foundations in Africa seek to combat negative perceptions about Africa by working with local actors to support democratic governance, criminal justice reform, natural resource regulation, independent media, and public health reform, with a particular focus on HIV and AIDS.

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Open Society Voices

African Queer Women Find Their Voices Through a Storytelling Project

January 29, 2016 by Tracey Gurd 4

Open Society Youth Fellow Tiffany Mugo talks about the digital media toolkit she’s developing to help an underrepresented community share its stories.

Introducing Our New Podcast on International Justice and Human Rights

January 26, 2016 by Jonathan Birchall 4

In the first episode of Open Society’s new monthly podcast, we examine the ICC trial of Laurent Gbagbo, former president of Ivory Coast.

A Chance to Get Drug Policy Right

December 17, 2015 by Daniel Wolfe, Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch 13

In 1998, the world’s leaders hashed out a plan to create “a drug-free world.” In April, they’ll come together again—and search for a smarter way forward.

Open Society People

Regional Director for Africa
Open Society Foundations–New York
Senior Legal Officer
Open Society Justice Initiative