Women

Sign up to receive updates about our work in Rights & Justice.

Women

Related Topics

Women

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

Learn More

Contact Us

Questions about our work on this topic? Please use this contact box.

Programs

The following Open Society programs focus on this topic.

More on the ideas and programs behind our work: Women. Hide info

Recent Work

Voices
Sex Workers Demand Justice

A recent tragedy in Queens, New York, served as a reminder of the criminal justice system's disregard for sex workers’ lives. It’s time for policymakers to prove they mean it when they champion human rights.

Voices
A Blind Spot in the Movement Against Gender-Based Violence

When women seek treatment for their drug use, they often find themselves in unsafe environments. Activists working to end gender-based violence need to do more to reach out to these women and make them part of the solution.

Voices
Why Dirty Money Is a Feminist Issue

Their connection to feminism may not be obvious, but issues such as tax evasion and money laundering are ultimately about women’s rights. Because when austerity and inequality combine, it’s women and girls who suffer.

Event
Film Screening and Discussion: Extraordinary Women of West Africa

This documentary film traces the everyday lives of five women in the region, highlighting the vital if sometimes unacknowledged role they play in their communities.

Voices
“Gender Ideology” Is a Fiction That Could Do Real Harm

Political forces opposed to the rights of women and LGBTI people have a new rhetorical weapon. But even if “gender ideology” is a made-up concept, it could still be used to undo many recent and hard-won gains.

Voices
Muslim American Women Are Finding Their Voice and Confronting Islamophobia

Standing down a rising wave of discrimination and hate, Muslim American women in the United States are working together, learning how to defend themselves, and reclaiming their rightful place in American society.