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As the backbone of the global economy and the key to a successful recovery from COVID-19, essential workers need more support. An event on September 8-10 will give these workers a voice in front of world leaders. trib.al/HuxPGc6
Climate change’s harms have become more and more apparent. Urgent action is needed to avoid even greater calamity. trib.al/GdVyCpD
One year after a stolen election in Belarus, the situation for ordinary Belarusians has become worse. The U.S. and EU should respond more firmly to Lukashenka’s oppression. trib.al/Tm6Dlxf
We at @OpenSociety stand with #Haiti and our colleagues at @FOKAL_Ayiti. They face so many challenges even before today’s horrible earthquake. Glad to see the US paying attention and hope to see a robust international response.
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In Afghanistan, champions of human rights, women’s rights, and journalists are under grave threat. Open Society's Afghanistan Emergency Humanitarian Fund is expanding immediate protection opportunities. trib.al/fucTiT3
I consider Xi Jinping the most dangerous enemy of open societies in the world. trib.al/BBVjO54
Continued industrial development is endangering the often-hidden graves of enslaved people in Louisiana. trib.al/k0evlHp
To help grow their economies and speed recovery, governments in the Western Balkans should invest in their long-excluded Roma communities. trib.al/tSJTmdz
The prospects for human rights advocates are as difficult today as they were when I established @OpenSociety 30 years ago. Yet today's challenges are different and require new strategies to tackle them. trib.al/YjIV4le
An inclusive approach to disability rights treats difference as a positive thing that should not lead to exclusion, segregation, or negative treatment. trib.al/I40FjyT
A new fund in North Macedonia aims to boost economic opportunity for its Roma community, and benefit the wider country. trib.al/gP6D3YA
Governments should not use the pandemic as a cover for cracking down on free and fair elections. trib.al/pXOjGxZ
Essential workers deserve and need more rights, including paid sick, parental leave, and pensions. trib.al/o89hd7C
Electronic surveillance of caregivers is on the rise—hurting the people they care for and the caregivers themselves. trib.al/QkY3wdT
As Europe commemorates the tragedy of the Roma Holocaust during World War II, the silence of leadership on the recent police killing of a Czech Roma man speaks volumes. trib.al/40K978X
In a place where people should feel safe seeking treatment, the “war on drugs” is encroaching. #EndTheDrugWar trib.al/BD0xBbA
In a setback for equality and Muslim women's participation in public life, a European court rules that private employers can fire workers for wearing headscarves and other religious symbols. trib.al/N6G6EPc
This kind of surveillance has a chilling effect on freedom of the press and freedom of expression. trib.al/3cmt4q2
Global Access Health, a new social enterprise with investments from a group led by the Soros Economic Development Fund, aims to provide world-class diagnostic tests and health care by and for the Global South. trib.al/hFzYyMb
Amazon’s workers are subject to sophisticated and intrusive surveillance that hurts their bodies and lives. trib.al/cOBr0jW
We are contributing $10 million to this effort to protect health services for poor women in the face of the UK Government’s development aid cuts. (1/4) bbc.co.uk/news/uk-577915…
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Political and corporate interests still exert undue influence over Bosnia and Herzegovina’s legal system despite years of reform. trib.al/QblGIfG
With drug policy reform gaining momentum at home, the United States should make it a priority around the world to help undo the massive damage wrought by its failed “war on drugs.” trib.al/ZebPW8g
Democratizing vaccine intellectual property and supporting countries in building manufacturing capacity will help achieve vaccine justice and overcome the COVID-19 pandemic and future pandemics. trib.al/RtOZCMN
Care work is vital now and will become more so in the future. trib.al/8GE3sv2
Roma communities in Europe have long suffered from police brutality. trib.al/7pus83q
This is a vital investment in feminist-led movements and gender equity. trib.al/46dFaxk
For Europe to beat COVID, it needs to deal with the deep-rooted prejudices that have led to high vaccine hesitancy among Roma communities. trib.al/rxrdzR6
One innocent woman’s horrifying treatment by Mexico’s justice system—including rape, torture, and a forced confession—show that it has a long way to go in respecting human rights. trib.al/B8EmD9N
The pandemic has had a dire economic impact on low- and medium-income countries as their international debt burdens grow. Debt ratings could significantly influence how they weather this. trib.al/HEdRQjm
Roma communities across Europe have long been forced to suffer the ill effects of environmental hazards. The EU must do more to improve their living conditions and to listen to them about countering climate change. trib.al/2ZmTQpl
Salil Shetty has the vision and experience to drive meaningful change. We look forward to welcoming him to Open Society. trib.al/1ZOlAch
As the new president and rector of @ceu, Professor Shalini Randeria will carry on the university’s mission of preparing the next generation of global leaders to meet the challenges of today. trib.al/Xg1EF0G
The “war on drugs” has devastated the world. It’s time to end this failed policy. trib.al/ra4l1NA
I mourn the passing of Herb Sturz, a great friend and wonderful person who had an enormous impact on the work of criminal justice reform and open society. trib.al/7WFhRfq
An effort in Baltimore ensures that the COVID-19 vaccine is equitably distributed and addresses racial disparities. trib.al/NwuRAN4
Sovereign debt could sabotage future economic recovery after the pandemic for many countries. Additional Special Drawing Rights could provide liquidity to low and middle-income countries and ensure it doesn’t. trib.al/x3WfA3k
The first branch of the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture in Belgrade is advancing Roma contributions to Serbia and the region’s heritage. trib.al/FLYTYCo
Actions by autocratic leaders like Belarus’s Lukasheko hijacking a civilian aircraft to arrest a dissident are increasing. The world must ensure that incidents like these cannot happen with impunity. trib.al/5irqdiS
Parents separated from their children at the southern U.S. border by the Trump administration are slowly being reunited. trib.al/zU1VJpu
Recent events have shone a light on global patterns of police violence. Effective, independent investigations are vital to holding police accountable for serious crimes. trib.al/Bz4pqjW
Essential workers need essential protections and rights while on the job. trib.al/aWSqtCY
Defending the Amazon and the people who live there must be a top priority to protect the climate. trib.al/vioppxy
Building on their time in the public sector, these fellows are developing ideas and advancing justice across the United States. trib.al/eCHhjiI
Community sponsorship of refugees has seen great success since it began in Canada in 1979. Australia is the latest country to consider the model. trib.al/7ftCEq9
The fight against authoritarianism requires perseverance, commitment, and, most of all, hope. trib.al/ScjzIst
While often seen as an American problem, ethnic and racial profiling by the police is also a problem in Europe. A new guide outlines how to end profiling while keeping communities safe. trib.al/zGtRW2U
The pandemic will not truly be over until vaccines are widely accessible and available. The U.S. decision to support the TRIPS waiver is an important step. trib.al/wITulwK
A filing in Sweden seeks accountability for the Syrian government’s chemical weapons attacks on civilians. trib.al/DkC7Pnp
The end of U.S. sanctions against the ICC underscores the importance of international justice. Victor Ochen, a Ugandan advocate, writes about what it means to his country. trib.al/VzcOuOs
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