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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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The following Open Society programs focus on this region.

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Open Society Voices

Kyrgyzstan Enlists Hundreds of Doctors in Its Fight against Torture

January 13, 2016 by Nuriana Kartanbaeva 5

For years, Kyrgyzstan’s government denied allegations of torture. Today, not only is it acknowledging the problem—it’s helping to train medical professionals to stop it.

Afghan Photo Exhibit Seeks to Redefine Peace

December 22, 2015 by Wahida Paikan 11

Over a hundred photos taken by Afghan photographers convey the message that ending war in the country cannot come at any price.

The Many Consequences of Violence Against Sex Workers

December 17, 2015 by Julia Lukomnik 10

Across Eastern Europe and Central Asia, a number of innovative programs are helping to counter the threats that sex workers face on a regular basis.

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Open Society People

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

Upcoming Events

Feb
8

An expert panel explores how violations of medical neutrality are used as weapons of war—and the impact this has on humanitarian organizations offering aid.