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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

Open Society Scholars Bring Mental Health Services to Afghanistan

September 30, 2015 by Zoe Brogden 4

A group of Open Society scholarship recipients trained in mental health counseling are transporting those skills to Afghanistan, a place where counseling doesn’t exist.

Can a Chain of Progressive Schools Transform Conservative Pakistan?

September 17, 2015 by Samina Naz 7

In a tumultuous region gripped by religious extremism, a new kind of school system aims to instill children with a sense of science, critical thinking, and tolerance.

How Burma’s Draft Law on Prisons Falls Short on Solitary Confinement

September 10, 2015 by Erin Neff

Burma is falling behind in the global movement toward reducing the use of solitary confinement.

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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