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Recent Work

A Social Justice Advocate’s Winding Path to Public Health  

Dr. Vicki Breitbart’s career path has taken many twists and turns, but a belief in the importance of civil society has always served as its guide.

Reaching the Moveable Middle on Abortion in Latin America

Bit by bit, Latin American countries are legalizing access to abortion. But all to often, women find it next to impossible to exercise those rights.

Why and How Southern Africa Should Intensify Efforts to Meet Sustainable Development Goals

The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa hosts a conversation about what will be necessary to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals goals.

Why Amnesty International Must Hold Firm in Its Support for Sex Workers

The global human rights group may support the decriminalization of sex work. Now, it faces criticism led, in part, by Hollywood celebrities.

Portraits from Prison Tell Stories of Women in the Drug War

In Latin America, the most perverse consequences of the drug war are borne by women.

Uganda’s Leap Forward on the Right to Health

After a woman died from medical neglect during childbirth, Ugandan courts stepped in and delivered a big victory for all.

Open Society People

Binaifer Nowrojee
Asia Regional Director
Open Society Foundations–New York
Director, At Home in Europe Project
Open Society Foundation–London, Open Society Initiative for Europe