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Discrimination

Discrimination

The Open Society Foundations use advocacy and litigation to combat the marginalization of racial and ethnic minorities in Europe, taking on cases involving migrants, school segregation, violence against Roma, and policies that ban Muslims from wearing the hijab or building mosques.

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Book Launch—American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear

Khaled A. Beydoun’s new book considers the history of Islamophobia in the United States and the ways anti-Muslim rhetoric is rooted in the U.S. legal system.

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How Civil Society Can Best Support Inclusive Education
Throughout Central Asia and Eastern Europe, parents of children with disabilities are struggling against bureaucracy, ignorance, and neglect. To fix this, civil society must build more spaces for advocacy and collaboration.
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How to Ensure That Women and Girls Count in Government Budgets

When women are underrepresented in policymaking, the result can be seemingly neutral decisions which have a disproportionate—and negative—influence on women and girls. A new way of thinking about budgets may offer a solution.

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Q&A: A New Law in Chile Recognizes Transgender People

Recently, the National Congress of Chile passed a law to guarantee the rights of transgender people to change their name and gender in official records. The reverberations could affect the whole region.

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Books that Inspire Us to Action: Monique Morris and Brion Gill at the Baltimore Book Festival

Open Society Institute–Baltimore will host a conversation with Monique Morris, author and former Soros Justice Fellow, about the books that inspire us to action at the 2018 Baltimore Book Festival.

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For Diplomacy That Looks Like the United States, Civil Society Must Lead by Example

To improve its foreign policy and national security decision-making, the United States needs a State Department and a national security workforce that reflects the diversity of its citizens.

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Oct
24

Khaled A. Beydoun’s new book considers the history of Islamophobia in the United States and the ways anti-Muslim rhetoric is rooted in the U.S. legal system.