The Open Society Foundations are working to support Ukrainian civil society, bolster international solidarity with Ukraine, and preserve the dignity of those displaced and affected by the conflict.
A Dispatch from Kyiv
Resiliency in Ukraine
The war in Ukraine isn’t over, but thanks to the courage of Ukrainians and the resilience of civil society, vulnerable groups are getting support.
Ukraine’s Independent Media
Q&A: Telling War Stories Under Fire
It is incredibly tough to cover war against an enemy who wields disinformation amid the bombs and bullets. Yet thousands of displaced Ukrainian journalists carry on. What it takes to keep their stories coming.
Accountability for Atrocities
Building War Crimes Cases in Ukraine
The horrific slaughter of innocents in Ukraine will test the ability of the international justice system to hold Russia accountable for its misdeeds. A veteran human rights lawyer on the challenges and opportunities ahead.
On the Ground in Ukraine
Health Care on the Front Lines in Ukraine
When Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began, the International Renaissance Foundation in Ukraine was forced to scatter. Viktoriia Tymoshevska shares how it regrouped—and stepped up efforts to ensure health care amid the violence.
Defending Civil Society in Ukraine
Russia’s war is about Ukraine’s right to exist. This is why people are so determined to defend what’s ours. In the name of vanquishing Ukraine, he has tied together its various strands in an unbreakable bond.
Civil Society in War Time
Q&A: Standing Up for Ukraine
Viorel Ursu, division director with Open Society’s Europe and Eurasia program, shares reflections on Russia’s assault on Ukraine, the Foundations’ legacy there—and what civil society must do in the nation’s hour of need.
What Is Illiberal Civil Society?
Throughout much of the former Soviet Union, reactionary forces are using the tools and methods of civil society in order to attack people’s rights, weaken democracy, and roll back progress.
Fighting Anti-Roma Hate, One Story at a Time
One Ukraine community’s response to an anti-Roma group offers a heartening example to all those who are trying to fight bigotry with compassion, dialogue, and understanding.