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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

Burma’s Voters See a Bright Future for Their Country, Polls Show

November 18, 2015 by Ben Suffian

Public polling indicates that citizens are solidly behind the National League for Democracy’s priorities—and never had much confidence in the ousted military regime.

Why Mothers of Children with Disabilities Are Suddenly Talking in Kyrgyzstan

November 17, 2015 by Kimberly O’Haver 1

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

How a Protest in Afghanistan Instilled Hope for the Country’s Future

November 17, 2015 by Shaharzad Akbar 5

After the beheadings of seven innocent members of an ethnic minority, Afghans hoped their protest would draw attention to the violence—but it achieved something far more profound.

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January 4, 2016

Open Society People

Binaifer Nowrojee
Asia Regional Director
Open Society Foundations–New York
Open Society Foundations–New York
Jeff Goldstein
Senior Policy Analyst, Eurasia
Open Society Foundations–Washington, D.C., Open Society Policy Center