Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
The Open Society Foundations support cutting-edge work in reproductive justice that counters coercion; ensures access to safe and legal abortion; and resists surveillance, criminalization, and the punishment of sexuality.
The Fight for Abortion Rights in Colombia
Not long ago, Colombia had a total ban on abortions. A group of dedicated activists fought to end the criminalization and expand women’s rights. Their story—and what it means for reproductive justice around the world.
Sex Work Is Work
The Multiplying Threats Facing Sex Workers Today
The COVID-19 virus has disproportionately harmed millions of sex workers, who are grappling with economic catastrophe, a global pandemic, and government policies that make an already dire situation even worse.
Gender Justice Now
Women Will Not Be Silent
By now, the link between authoritarianism and the repression of women and gender nonconforming people is clear. But those targeted by such hateful politics cannot—and will not—be intimidated.
For Diplomacy That Looks Like the United States, Civil Society Must Lead by Example
To improve its foreign policy and national security decision-making, the United States needs a State Department and a national security workforce that reflects the diversity of its citizens.
Q&A: The Woman Who Challenged Brazil’s Abortion Taboo
The first Latin American woman to challenge Brazil’s abortion laws in the country’s Supreme Court was not only taking on an anti-choice legal system; she was also challenging the culture of shame and silence that upholds it.
A Blind Spot in the Movement Against Gender-Based Violence
When women seek treatment for their drug use, they often find themselves in unsafe environments. Activists working to end gender-based violence need to do more to reach out to these women and make them part of the solution.
Why Dirty Money Is a Feminist Issue
Their connection to feminism may not be obvious, but issues such as tax evasion and money laundering are ultimately about women’s rights. Because when austerity and inequality combine, it’s women and girls who suffer.
“Gender Ideology” Is a Fiction That Could Do Real Harm
Political forces opposed to the rights of women and LGBTI people have a new rhetorical weapon. But even if “gender ideology” is a made-up concept, it could still be used to undo many recent and hard-won gains.