The Open Society Foundations promote the advancement of women’s rights, gender equality, and empowerment as an integral part of free and democratic societies.
Women's Political Power
New Fund to Advance Women’s Political Leadership
Open Society’s Women’s Political Leadership Fund will advance feminism, equity, and democracy on a global scale at a time when it’s needed most.
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.
Inside Open Society
Striving to Safeguard Democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean
Growing up under a dictatorship in Brazil, Pedro Abramovay learned the value of democracy—and the cost of fighting to preserve it. Here’s how Open Society fights for rights, justice, and equality in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Tackling a “Shadow Pandemic” of Gender-Based Violence
Gender-based violence spiked globally during the pandemic. In the Middle East and North Africa, feminist groups stepped up to aid women under threat.
Q&A: A Step Toward Justice for Roma Women
In November, the Slovak Republic formally apologized to Roma women for a program of forced sterilizations that stretched out for decades. How a Slovak human rights group helped hold the government accountable.
Violence Against Women
Q&A: Femicide in Kyrgyzstan
Gender-based violence is widespread and underreported in Kyrgyzstan. A talk with the investigative journalists who are shining a light on femicide, empowering women, and increasing the pressure for change.
Open Society’s Commitment to Feminist Leadership
The Open Society Foundations pledged $100 million to support transformative feminist leadership. Take a deeper look into how we’re funding groups challenging the structures that are keeping women behind.
Solidarity against Hatred
A History of Anti-Asian Hate in the United States
The Atlanta-area shooting was just the latest instance of rising violence against people of Asian descent. We need to understand its roots—and the intersecting factors at work—to stop hate’s spread.