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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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Reimagining Drug Policy Through Artistic Expression: Museums, Marches, and More

A panel of activists and artists will discuss creative ways to push for reform through immersive events and imaginative experiences.

Voices
Data Alone Won’t Stop Ethnic Profiling

While many police officers in Belgium recognize that ethnic profiling is real and harmful, acknowledging the problem is only the beginning. It’s time for law enforcement to move beyond words and make concrete policy changes.

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Understanding Migration and Asylum in the European Union

The real crisis around migration is in Europe’s poor response to irregular migrants and asylum seekers, including the EU’s ability to keep people safe and secure.

Voices
Russia’s Mass Naturalization of Crimeans Has Had Very Unnatural Effects

Russia’s campaign to impose nationality on the annexed territory has led to the sometimes violent suppression of ethnic identity, according to a new report.

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Open Society Institute–Baltimore 20th Anniversary with Vanita Gupta and Taylor Branch
This is the first of three special events marking Open Society Institute–Baltimore’s 20th anniversary.
Voices
A Historic Moment for Europeans of African Descent

The European Parliament’s recognition of black Europeans’ contributions and structural disadvantages was overdue and welcome. But policymakers and civil society must keep working to build a more inclusive European future.

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Jun
25

A panel of activists and artists will discuss creative ways to push for reform through immersive events and imaginative experiences.