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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—Five Ideas to Fight For: How Our Freedom Is Under Threat and Why It Matters
In this livestreamed event, leading human rights lawyer Anthony Lester discusses his new book, which presents a powerful account of what’s needed to protect our hard-won rights and freedoms.
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The Problem with Charlotte’s Police

Local police have lagged behind the rest of the state in accountability and transparency—contributing to the unrest following Keith Scott’s death.

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Zambia Is Pioneering a New Approach to Criminal Justice for People with Disabilities  

Once in the system, people with psychosocial or intellectual disabilities can remain trapped forever. Now, a coalition of advocates is altering the landscape.

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Will a Global Compact on Migration Lead to Lasting Change?

An unprecedented UN summit aims to address the migration issue, but real progress will depend on the international community making good on its promises.

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How a Broken Economic System Keeps Roma Children in Special Schools  

Roma students are often funneled into special schools, but a door-to-door initiative is supporting parents who want a mainstream education for their children.

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Celebrated as an Athlete, Murdered as a Lesbian  

The murder of Eudy Simelane, the South African national football star, illustrates the contradictions that define life for LGBTI people in Africa.

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Open Society Justice Initiative, Open Society Foundations–New York

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