Economic surveys that don’t take into account unpaid domestic work misrepresent a society’s labor activity—and diminish work done by women.
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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.
The following Open Society programs focus on this topic.
Kate McGrew, coordinator at Sex Workers Alliance Ireland, explains how labor rights can protect sex workers in ways criminalization can’t.
Two years after the worst health crisis ever to hit West Africa, entrepreneurship, community, and joy are returning to Sierra Leone.
Instead of finding protection and relief on European soil, refugee women and children have been trapped in makeshift camps—some of which resemble prisons—without access to adequate food, sanitation, water, or safety.
In Latin America, where activists face a range of threats, one group is working to build communities of trust and support to help protect them.
This discussion examines the importance of land rights to open society priorities, how land rights create a foundation for other interventions, and the opportunities and challenges facing a growing land rights movement.
Laws that keep abortion services far from where women live are a form of social exclusion that women’s rights advocates call “abortion exile.”