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Middle East

Middle East

In the Middle East, the Open Society Foundations focus on providing grants to organizations addressing issues of governance and rights, media and information, women’s empowerment, education, and arts and culture.

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Open Society Voices

The Lebanese Nationality Law That Leaves Children Stateless

January 11, 2017 Christine Chamoun

A generation of children will grow up without a country because Lebanese mothers with foreign-born husbands cannot pass on their nationality to their children.

Q&A: A New Way to Access Higher Education for—and by—Displaced Syrians

January 9, 2017

A new initiative harnesses the knowledge of Syria’s dispersed academic community to help other displaced Syrians continue their higher education.

In Tunisia, 62,000 Voices Call Out for Justice

December 12, 2016 Salwa El Gantri

After half a century of human rights abuses, Tunisians are finally getting answers.