The Open Society Foundations are working for a humane global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, shaped by justice, accountability, and inclusion.
Arts, Culture in Lebanon
Art in a Time of Turmoil: The View from Lebanon
A year ago this August, Beirut was rocked by a deadly explosion, compounding political strife and the toll of COVID-19. How local culture and arts groups’ show of solidarity helped to nourish a devastated nation.
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.
Accessibility for All
Q&A: An Inclusive Revolution
In Guatemala, women with disabilities face exclusion, stigmatization, and worse. Thankfully, one collective, Mujeres Con Capacidad de Soñar a Colores, is responding through research, organizing, and art.
unsafe & unjust
Q&A: The COVID-19 Crisis in Mexico’s Prisons
Despite all we have learned about how to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, the government of Mexico is still doing far too little to protect the health of the people in the country’s jails and prisons.
Shifting the Narrative
Our Pandemic Response Must Center Racial Justice
Rather than shift the blame onto individuals who are forced to make impossible choices, policymakers should confront the virus through systemic reforms that center racial justice and public health.