The Open Society Foundations promote the advancement of women’s rights, gender equality, and empowerment as an integral part of free and democratic societies.
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.
A Feminist World
Light in the Darkness: The Feminist Leaders Revolutionizing Democracy
To celebrate Women’s Herstory Month, Open Society is sharing 10 stories from women whose power and vibrancy are helping to fuel a global movement for gender justice.
Accessibility for All
Q&A: An Inclusive Revolution
In Guatemala, women with disabilities face exclusion, stigmatization, and worse. Thankfully, one collective, Mujeres Con Capacidad de Soñar a Colores, is responding through research, organizing, and art.
A Global Coalition
Indigenous Women Are Championing Climate Justice
Throughout the world, and despite decades of being marginalized and ignored, indigenous women and communities are organizing to demand the systemic injustices of climate change be addressed.
Q&A: How Migrant Women in the UK Are Joining Together in the Era of COVID-19
Few people in Britain have been more upended by the pandemic than migrant women. Thankfully, grassroots organizations like the Latin American Women’s Rights Service are helping this community find solidarity and strength.
Closing the Gap
After the Pandemic, Rebuild for Gender Justice
Despite the clear, unfair, and gendered implications of global COVID-19 outbreaks, too many policymakers’ responses are failing to account for the needs of women and girls. Now is the time to demand better.