The Open Society Foundations promote the advancement of women’s rights, gender equality, and empowerment as an integral part of free and democratic societies.
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.
The Hidden Consequences of Forcing Women to Travel for Abortions
Laws that keep abortion services far from where women live are a form of social exclusion that women’s rights advocates call “abortion exile.”
Reaching the Moveable Middle on Abortion in Latin America
Bit by bit, Latin American countries are legalizing access to abortion. But all to often, women find it next to impossible to exercise those rights.