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Open Society Foundations activities in the South Caucasus, Central Asia, and Mongolia promote social progress and human rights by supporting programs, research, advocacy, and local organizations addressing issues such as democratic governance, human rights, and transparency and accountability.

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In Kazakhstan, Having a Disability Often Means Not Getting a Vote

Obstacles as simple as a lack of braille ballots can prevent people from exercising their right to vote.

No Turning Back

This report offers a look at sex worker–led programming that has reduced police abuse, health risks, and other adverse impacts of bad laws and law enforcement on sex workers.

Corruption in Uzbekistan: The Way Forward for the Return of Illicit Assets Frozen in Europe

This conversation will focus on corrupt practices in Uzbekistan and the use of asset recovery as a form of redress for victims of corruption.

Uzbekistan’s Perfect Storm of Corruption

A new report examines corruption in the Central Asian state, where political and economic power have merged to create a hotbed of unscrupulous activity.

Exporting Repression: The Spread of Human Rights Violations in the Former Soviet Union and How Institutions Respond

Experts examine the role the EU can play in responding to the development of repressive laws and practices across the former Soviet Union.

Tackling Corruption in Uzbekistan

This report provides analysis and recommendations to help the international community strengthen its anticorruption efforts in Uzbekistan.