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The Open Society Foundations promote the advancement of women’s rights, gender equality, and empowerment as an integral part of free and democratic societies.

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Ask A Feminist—Shifting #MeToo from Red Carpets to Culture Change

Open Society presents a hard-hitting, lively talk about the #MeToo movement. Panelists will discuss shifting paradigms, restorative justice, and the ways celebrities both enabled and distorted the movement.

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A Worldwide Movement for Domestic Workers

Despite their increasingly essential role in the global economy, domestic workers in many countries remain shockingly vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. Thankfully, a global and worker-led movement is pushing for change.

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Mexico’s #MeToo Moment

Women throughout Mexico are sharing their own stories of harassment and assault. It’s time we listened to them.

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Ask a Feminist—What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape

Author Sohaila Abdulali and filmmaker Vaishali Sinha will explore the narrative and perceptions of rape victims, power, and feminism in the era of the #MeToo movement.

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Women Will Not Be Silent

By now, the link between authoritarianism and the repression of women and gender nonconforming people is clear. But those targeted by such hateful politics cannot—and will not—be intimidated.

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Women in Prison: The Devastating Impact of Rising Incarceration in the Americas    

A panel of experts explores innovative strategies being launched to counter rising incarceration rates among women in the Americas.