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The Crisis Afflicting Kazakhstan’s Youth

June 29, 2018Karlygash Kabatova, Sergey Marinin

Open Society Voices

To Tackle Inequality, We Need New Thinking on Tax Havens

July 3, 2018 | Ben Batros

Three global trends require us to look more closely at how tax havens are distorting the the world’s economy and fueling growing economic inequalities.

The Crisis Afflicting Kazakhstan’s Youth

June 29, 2018 | Karlygash Kabatova, Sergey Marinin

Large majorities of young, sexually active Kazakhstani citizens are not using contraception, with predictable results. A new report examines the roots of the problem and offers recommendations for how to fix it.

Q&A: How Parents in Tajikistan Are Organizing for Their Children’s Rights

June 28, 2018

Slowly but surely, a coalition of groups dedicated to the rights of children with disabilities is changing the way Tajikistan’s political and social worlds think about disability—and how to support parents as well as kids.

Investing in India, One Entrepreneur at a Time

June 26, 2018 | Binaifer Nowrojee

Socially responsible businesses have a bright future in India, offering a way to improve living standards while encouraging others to jump into the fray. Here’s how the Open Society Foundations are supporting the movement.

Building a Citizen-Driven Media for the African Continent

June 21, 2018 | Tshepo Tshabalala

Journalists and entrepreneurs are coming up with new ways to inform and connect their fellow citizens. A novel initiative seeks to bring these innovators together for the benefit of all.

A Brighter Future for Refugee Kids, Through Learning and Laughter

June 20, 2018 | Tina Hyder

Syrian refugee children—now living in uncertain conditions in multiple countries—are in dire need of both educational and psychological support. A new and unique partnership is trying to help.

Data Alone Won’t Stop Ethnic Profiling

June 19, 2018 | Maryam H’madoun

While many police officers in Belgium recognize that ethnic profiling is real and harmful, acknowledging the problem is only the beginning. It’s time for law enforcement to move beyond words and make concrete policy changes.

Russia’s Mass Naturalization of Crimeans Has Had Very Unnatural Effects

June 14, 2018 | Laura Bingham, Natasha Arnpriester

Russia’s campaign to impose nationality on the annexed territory has led to the sometimes violent suppression of ethnic identity, according to a new report.

Mayors to the Rescue in Puerto Rico

June 14, 2018 | Karina Claudio Betancourt

Following a catastrophic hurricane and an inadequate government response, a group of mayors forged a connection to offer support, trade expertise, and together build a better future for Puerto Rico.

The EU’s New Privacy Rules Are Only a First Step

June 12, 2018 | Vera Franz

While the new rules governing how large tech companies use people’s data are a step in the right direction, more must be done in order to rein in the excesses of “surveillance capitalism.”