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Open Society Names New Head of West Africa Foundation

Beginning September 4, Ayisha Osori, a renowned expert on international development and celebrated communications strategist, will become executive director for the Open Society Initiative for West Africa.

Saving Newborn Rohingya from a Legal Abyss

The government of Bangladesh has already promised to uphold its obligation to register newborn Rohingya refugees. For the sake of international law—and the children’s future—it must stop dragging its feet.

What Accountability Really Means

No healthy civil society can exist without a foundation of public trust. Accountability Lab’s Blair Glencorse explains how his group is investing in the next generation of responsible, ethical, and devoted public servants.

The Fight to End HIV Is Also a Fight for Women’s Rights

The recipient of the International AIDS Society’s inaugural Prudence Mabele Prize, Duduzile Dlamini, is a reminder to the world that the rights of women and girls cannot be treated as an obstacle to public health.

How a New Board Game Exposes Authoritarianism’s Folly

Due to the widespread adoption of false and malicious narratives, a politics of xenophobia and brutality is one the rise. Here’s how a small group in Bulgaria are using creativity and fun to change the terms of the debate.

Q&A: Yemen’s Humanitarian Catastrophe Demands Action

Yemen’s civil war, fueled by outsider powers with little concern for the Yemeni people, is not getting better. It is in the global community’s power to stop these atrocities—and justice demands nothing less.

Open Society Foundations Announce 2018 Soros Equality Fellows

The second cohort of the Soros Equality Fellows work across a wide variety of fields and share a common commitment to racial justice, ideas for moving the country forward on issues that divide us, and the desire to lead.

What is the Global Gag Rule?

Many people have heard of the "global gag rule," but what it actually does—and why it fails women and those who want fewer unsafe abortions—is less understood. This explainer answers some basic and crucial questions.

Police & Harm Reduction

This report showcases alternatives to common punitive policing models and presents recommendations on how to incorporate harm reduction approaches that aim to increase public safety, public health, and public confidence.

Foundations Announce 2018 Soros Justice Fellows

Writers, lawyers, activists, and artists number among the 16 awardees, whose work will keep U.S. criminal justice reform front and center in the public’s consciousness.

Les Fondations Open Society en France

Nous nous attachons à aider les individus et les gouvernements à trouver des solutions aux défis sociaux, économiques et politiques générés par la mondialisation et un contexte en rapide mutation. English

A Better Tool for Ensuring International Justice

The Open Society Justice Initiative is unveiling a new tool for making the work done by the International Criminal Court and other key tribunals more accessible to all.

Live Webcast: Is the Human Rights Movement in Crisis?

In this live-streamed event, Samuel Moyn and Aryeh Neier debate the human rights movement’s response to economic inequality: is this a fight that must be taken on, or is it one that rights can’t help to win?

La Open Society Foundations en Europa

Open Society Foundations mantiene su compromiso de es necesario la implicación de todo el mundo e en las decisiones que conformarán el futuro. EnglishItalianoFrançaisDeutsch