Newsletter Signup

Sign up to receive updates from the Open Society Foundations.

A man in orange standing at a window

“You Showed Us What Hope Looked Like”

January 12, 2017Kristen Bell

Open Society Voices

Croatia Rallies in Support of Education Reform

June 7, 2016 | Marko Kovačić

In Croatia, protests stretching across the country voiced a clear call to reform an outdated education system. Now it’s time for the government to respond.

Confronting Crimes against Humanity in Mexico

June 7, 2016 | Eric Witte

Mexico faces a deep national crisis of atrocity and impunity: extraordinary action is needed to address these crimes, and to strengthen the criminal justice system.

An End to Peru’s Presidential Race Must Mark the Start of Electoral Reform

June 3, 2016 | Ronnie Farfan

The country’s presidential election has been marred by loopholes, vague rules, and conflicting legal interpretations. Civil society is pushing for reforms.

Subverting the Media to Boost Support for LGBTI Rights

June 2, 2016 | Tin Gazivoda

Since outing herself on Croatia’s most popular TV show, Mima Simić has become a master at using the media to spread tolerance.

A Balkan Lesson on the Limits of Courtroom Justice

May 31, 2016 | Jonathan Birchall

In our latest Talking Justice podcast, we explore whether the criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia achieved its goals.

Q&A: Is Addiction a Learning Disorder?

May 27, 2016

By recognizing why people with addictions make the choices they do, policy makers can see the futility of punitive drug policies.

This Tool Exposes How U.S. Security Assistance Is Being Spent Overseas

May 27, 2016 | Colby Goodman

U.S. funding for security in foreign countries has reached $17 billion per year. Now, civil society can see where all that money is going.

Linked by Mobile Phones, Syrian Refugees Stay Connected

May 26, 2016 | Liam Maloney

A photo installation explores how refugees separated from friends and family manage to remain connected.

Uzbekistan’s Perfect Storm of Corruption

May 26, 2016 | Jeff Goldstein

A new report examines corruption in the Central Asian state, where political and economic power have merged to create a hotbed of unscrupulous activity.

Why Institutions Fail to Recognize Human Rights Abuses

May 25, 2016 | Adam Hug

A recent report details the many reasons parliamentarians fail to notice or respond to serious human rights concerns.

Pages