Open Foundation

A New Champion for LGBTI Rights in Bulgaria

In one of the least LGBTI-friendly countries in Europe, a new organization is helping young LGBTI people support one another, educate the public, and remove the oppressive weight of hatred, ignorance, and fear.

Battling the Muslim Ban

This holiday season, millions of Americans are traveling to see loved ones. Under the Trump Administration’s travel ban, many Muslim Americans are grounded. The legal fight continues.

Sex Workers Demand Justice

A recent tragedy in Queens, New York, served as a reminder of the criminal justice system's disregard for sex workers’ lives. It’s time for policymakers to prove they mean it when they champion human rights.

The Unresolved Legacy of CIA Torture

In the years since the so-called torture report’s release, U.S. views on the practice have turned increasingly partisan. To revive the bipartisan consensus against torture, advocates must remain active, focused, and vigilant.

Macedonia’s Lessons for Fighting HIV

When a key funder pulled back, many advocates for people in Macedonia with HIV feared the worst. But thanks to a mix of grassroots advocacy and targeted political outreach, the fight against the epidemic continues.

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.

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