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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

Pakistan Begins to See How Early Childhood Development Could Transform Its Future

August 4, 2016 Mehnaz Aziz 5

Focusing on the well-being of its youngest citizens is a long-term investment that could pay dividends for decades to come.

Indonesia Executes Several for Drug Crimes in an Ominous Sign of a Trend

July 29, 2016 Rick Lines 6

From firing squads in Indonesia to vigilante killings in the Philippines, state-sanctioned violence against those in the drug trade is reaching new heights.

For Women Swept Up in the Drug Trade, Legal Help That Starts Early

June 22, 2016 Muhammad Afif, Yosua Octavian 7

When marginalized women are convicted of drug offenses in Indonesia, their best shot at avoiding the death penalty is early access to justice.

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September 7, 2016

Open Society People

Binaifer Nowrojee
Regional Director for Asia Pacific
Open Society Foundations–New York, Asia Pacific Regional Office
Program Director
Open Society Foundations–New York
Jeff Goldstein
Senior Policy Advisor for Eurasia
Open Society Foundations–Washington, D.C., Open Society Policy Center