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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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Recent Work

Event
Film Screening and Discussion—RBG: A Documentary about Ruth Bader Ginsburg

This documentary film examines the personal journey of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s rise to the nation’s highest court.

Event
Refiguring the Future—A NetGain Event

What will artificial intelligence do to our world? A dynamic discussion of how artists intersect with science and technology—and the diverse and creative ways they can help us understand and shape our tomorrows.

Fact Sheet
Restrictions on Muslim Women’s Dress in the 28 EU Member States

This fact sheet maps EU laws and pending legislation restricting religious dress—specifically the headscarf and face veil worn by Muslim women.

Report
Restrictions on Muslim Women’s Dress in the 28 EU Member States

This report maps EU laws and pending legislation restricting religious dress—specifically the headscarf and face veil worn by Muslim women.

Voices
Marielle Franco Has Not Been Silenced

The outspoken, beloved Brazilian politician may have been violently taken from our world. But her legacy—her tireless dedication to empowering the marginalized and dispossessed—will endure.

Report
An End to Manels: Closing the Gender Gap at Europe’s Top Policy Events

A five-year examination of 12,600 speaking roles at Europe’s most important policy conferences highlights how women are denied equal opportunities to influence policymaking.