The Open Society Foundations are working for a humane global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, shaped by justice, accountability, and inclusion.
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.
A Just Recovery
How the U.S. Can Mitigate the Pandemic’s Global Economic Impact
By helping low-income countries with policy challenges relating to sovereign debt, tax dodging, and workers’ rights, the United States can begin to repair its alliances and reputation.
Q&A: How Migrant Women in the UK Are Joining Together in the Era of COVID-19
Few people in Britain have been more upended by the pandemic than migrant women. Thankfully, grassroots organizations like the Latin American Women’s Rights Service are helping this community find solidarity and strength.
Closing the Gap
After the Pandemic, Rebuild for Gender Justice
Despite the clear, unfair, and gendered implications of global COVID-19 outbreaks, too many policymakers’ responses are failing to account for the needs of women and girls. Now is the time to demand better.
A New and Better Normal
It’s Time to Rethink How We Regulate Global Trade
While conventional wisdom promotes laissez-faire trade policy, the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has shown that the dominant paradigm is in need of a serious reevaluation.
Care Workers Deserve Credit for South Korea’s COVID-19 Response
South Korea’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has been cited as a model in the international press. While their technology has been celebrated, the essential role care workers played in avoiding a larger crisis continues to be ignored.