The Open Society Foundations tackle deeply entrenched discriminatory laws, practices, and attitudes that hinder full equality and inclusion of persons with disabilities in their communities.
How Civil Society Can Best Support Inclusive Education
Throughout Central Asia and Eastern Europe, parents of children with disabilities are struggling against bureaucracy, ignorance, and neglect. To fix this, civil society must build more spaces for advocacy and collaboration.
Q&A: How Parents in Tajikistan Are Organizing for Their Children’s Rights
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.
Kazakhstan’s Neglected Children
In order to ensure that every child in Kazakhstan has a chance to flourish, the country's government must move beyond superficial reforms and implement new policies to support children with disabilities.
A Roll of the Dice for an Accessible Pakistan
It’s not easy to be a person with disabilities in Pakistan, but one woman is hoping to raise the public’s awareness—in a way that’s actually fun.
Institutionalization Will Not Solve the U.S. Gun Problem
In response to escalating calls for more gun control, some U.S. leaders have recommended institutionalizing more people with mental health problems instead. But that would be a terrible—and tragic—mistake.
Helping Teachers Create More Inclusive Classrooms
Although the inclusive education movement has more supporters than ever, turning theory into practice can be the hardest part. A new initiative seeks to help teachers by giving them practical advice.
Virtual, Inclusive, and Strong: How a Youth Group Brings Disability Rights Mainstream
An emerging youth group in Latin America is advocating for human rights with creative, innovative, and tech-savvy methods. What lessons can advocates elsewhere in the world draw from their example?
Q&A: What Real Inclusion for Nonspeaking Autistic People Means
DJ Savarese, a nonspeaking autistic person who is also a published author, activist, and filmmaker, explains how the U.S. education system leaves the thousands of people like him behind—and how we can do better.