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A Worldwide Movement for Domestic Workers

April 30, 2019Marina Durano
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Roma, Europe, and the Mission of Open Society

April 5, 2019Zeljko Jovanovic

Open Society Voices

For a Better Future, Sudan Must Confront Its Past

May 10, 2019 | Ezzaddean El Safi

With Omar al-Bashir no longer in power, the temptation to move beyond his regime’s crimes is understandable. But unless Sudan grapples with its past, it risks trading one corrupt dictatorship for another.

Reframing the Blame for the War on Drugs

May 10, 2019 | Louise Vincent

The war on drugs is better understood as a war on people. To stop this useless and unjust destruction, we must change how we think—and talk—about people who use drugs.

The Complicated Legacy of Indonesia’s Elections

May 6, 2019 | Darmawan Triwibowo

Voter turnout for Indonesia’s 2019 general elections was higher than ever. But so was the use of rhetoric dividing voters along lines of ethnicity and religion. Can the country avoid the “illiberal democracy” trap?

Case Watch: UK Supreme Court Provides Gateway for Zambian Farmers and Corporate Accountability

May 3, 2019 | Erika Dailey

The UK Supreme Court has given poor Zambian claimants the right to sue a global mining behemoth in English courts.

A Worldwide Movement for Domestic Workers

April 30, 2019 | Marina Durano

Despite their increasingly essential role in the global economy, domestic workers in many countries remain shockingly vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. Thankfully, a global and worker-led movement is pushing for change.

Case Watch: European Court Finds Ethnic Profiling by the Police Discriminatory

April 23, 2019 | Zsolt Bobis

For the first time, the European Court of Human Rights has used the consequential phrase “ethnic profiling” in a ruling concerning a police action it considered discriminatory.

Open Arms in Eastern Kentucky

April 16, 2019 | Zachary Turk, Emily Grubb

Through filmmaking and community building, Open Society Youth Fellow Oakley Fugate is creating space for young LGBTI people in Appalachia.

How Civil Society Came Together to Protect EU Whistleblowers

April 16, 2019 | Peter Matjašič

It wasn’t easy, but thanks in part to a dedicated coalition of civil society actors, as well as a shift in public consciousness, greater protections for EU whistleblowers has been secured.

Mexico’s #MeToo Moment

April 15, 2019 | Estefanía Vela Barba

Women throughout Mexico are sharing their own stories of harassment and assault. It’s time we listened to them.

Q&A: A Media Haven for Europe’s LGBTI Roma

April 11, 2019

Open Society Youth Fellow Laszlo Farkas is building a media company where his community can feel recognized—and welcome.