The Open Society Foundations are working for a humane global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, shaped by justice, accountability, and inclusion.
The Quest to Boost Africa’s Fight Against COVID-19
While Africa consumes 25 percent of the world’s vaccines, only one percent of vaccines are manufactured there. The mRNA vaccine manufacturing hub in South Africa is working to change that.
A $100 Million Booster for Vaccine Equity
As the fight against COVID-19 continues, all countries need access to vaccines, not just the rich ones. Open Society’s $100 million commitment to COVAX will help deploy millions of vaccines to the nations most in need.
Q&A: Africa’s Fight for Vaccine Equity
As the pandemic enters its third year, African Alliance founder Tian Johnson shares reflections on how to make progress in the push for vaccine equity and what African civil society organizations are asking for now.
Tackling a “Shadow Pandemic” of Gender-Based Violence
Gender-based violence spiked globally during the pandemic. In the Middle East and North Africa, feminist groups stepped up to aid women under threat.
A Looming Debt Crunch Demands New Thinking
Policymakers worried about the post-pandemic global economy need to take a hard look at the impact of credit rating downgrades on indebted countries.
For Essential Workers, Labor Rights Are Essential
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the labor rights movement has made gains in the struggle for essential workers’ rights. These gains are welcome—but many of them are temporary. Here's why more must be done.
Economics of Equity
For a Just Recovery, Reform Sovereign Debt
As the global economy continues to reel from the COVID-19 pandemic, civil society groups have a rare chance to push policymakers toward bold reforms to free struggling nations from sovereign debt.
A Just Recovery
How to Ensure a Truly Global Recovery
The Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz explains how policymakers on the international level can make sure that the post-pandemic recovery doesn't make economic injustice even worse.