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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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Inclusive Education Reform Presents a Litmus Test for the Czech Republic

A surge in the anti-establishment vote in October’s elections has left the long struggle to end segregation of Roma children in Czech schools on uncertain ground.

Talking About Race: Race, Identity, and Sports

Join Open Society Institute–Baltimore for a panel discussion on the role race and identity play in sports.

After the Storm: Building a Better Houston

The unprecedented government funds to rebuild after Hurricane Harvey offer a unique opportunity to make a major down payment on equity.

What Are Intersex Rights?

Secrecy and ignorance fuel the discrimination intersex people face throughout the world. This explainer answers some common questions about intersex people and the movement to secure their rights.

Policing Black Bodies: Do Black Lives Matter? A Conversation about Policing in Brazil and the United States    

Join the Open Society Human Rights Initiative and Justice Roundtable for a conversation about racial justice and policing in the United States and Brazil.

Our Approach to Mental Health Isn’t Working

Viewing mental illness as a biological disease of the brain—inevitable, incurable, genetic—is not only wrong on scientific grounds, but neglects the experiences of the best authorities on people’s mental health: themselves.