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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

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African Queer Women Find Their Voices Through a Storytelling Project

Open Society Youth Fellow Tiffany Mugo talks about the digital media toolkit she’s developing to help an underrepresented community share its stories.

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Women Speak Up Against an Archaic Abortion Law in Northern Ireland

Why is it still illegal to take a pill the World Health Organization calls an essential medicine?

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The Many Consequences of Violence Against Sex Workers

Across Eastern Europe and Central Asia, a number of innovative programs are helping to counter the threats that sex workers face on a regular basis.

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Why Mothers of Children with Disabilities Are Suddenly Talking in Kyrgyzstan

In a country where disabilities invite stigma and discrimination, a discussion group is starting to change minds—and, possibly, laws.

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Latin America’s Crackdown on Drugs Defies Its Progressive Rhetoric

The region’s leaders are vocal proponents of smarter drug policy, but a look at their recent incarceration rates suggests they’re not practicing what they preach.

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Bias Warps the Way African American Girls Are Treated at School

According to a new report, African American female students receive out-of-school suspensions at six times the rate of white girls, and more often than most boys.

Open Society People

Binaifer Nowrojee
Asia Regional Director
Open Society Foundations–New York
Regional Manager
Open Society Foundation–London