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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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Human Rights Defenders in Honduras Need a Defender, Too

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.

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Fueling Economic Advancement and Empowerment Through Land Rights  

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.

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The Hidden Consequences of Forcing Women to Travel for Abortions

Laws that keep abortion services far from where women live are a form of social exclusion that women’s rights advocates call “abortion exile.”

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Are We Undercounting Work Done by Women?

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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For Women Swept Up in the Drug Trade, Legal Help That Starts Early

When marginalized women are convicted of drug offenses in Indonesia, their best shot at avoiding the death penalty is early access to justice.

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A Harsher Sentence for Brock Turner Will Not Bring Justice

The public is rightfully outraged over the leniency shown to the white Stanford student convicted of rape. Let’s channel that anger towards forging a new notion of justice.

Open Society People

Binaifer Nowrojee
Regional Director for Asia Pacific
Open Society Foundations–New York, Asia Pacific Regional Office
Asia Pacific Regional Manager
Open Society Foundation–London, Asia Pacific Regional Office