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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.
Climate change’s harms have become more and more apparent. Urgent action is needed to avoid even greater calamity.
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.
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.
I consider Xi Jinping the most dangerous enemy of open societies in the world.
Continued industrial development is endangering the often-hidden graves of enslaved people in Louisiana.
To help grow their economies and speed recovery, governments in the Western Balkans should invest in their long-excluded Roma communities.
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.
An inclusive approach to disability rights treats difference as a positive thing that should not lead to exclusion, segregation, or negative treatment.
A new fund in North Macedonia aims to boost economic opportunity for its Roma community, and benefit the wider country.
Governments should not use the pandemic as a cover for cracking down on free and fair elections.
Essential workers deserve and need more rights, including paid sick, parental leave, and pensions.
Electronic surveillance of caregivers is on the rise—hurting the people they care for and the caregivers themselves.
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.
In a place where people should feel safe seeking treatment, the “war on drugs” is encroaching. #EndTheDrugWar
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.
This kind of surveillance has a chilling effect on freedom of the press and freedom of expression.
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.
Amazon’s workers are subject to sophisticated and intrusive surveillance that hurts their bodies and lives.
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)…
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Political and corporate interests still exert undue influence over Bosnia and Herzegovina’s legal system despite years of reform.
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.”
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.
Care work is vital now and will become more so in the future.
Roma communities in Europe have long suffered from police brutality.
This is a vital investment in feminist-led movements and gender equity.
For Europe to beat COVID, it needs to deal with the deep-rooted prejudices that have led to high vaccine hesitancy among Roma communities.
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.
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.
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.
Salil Shetty has the vision and experience to drive meaningful change. We look forward to welcoming him to Open Society.
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.
The “war on drugs” has devastated the world. It’s time to end this failed policy.
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.
An effort in Baltimore ensures that the COVID-19 vaccine is equitably distributed and addresses racial disparities.
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.
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.
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.
Parents separated from their children at the southern U.S. border by the Trump administration are slowly being reunited.
Recent events have shone a light on global patterns of police violence. Effective, independent investigations are vital to holding police accountable for serious crimes.
Essential workers need essential protections and rights while on the job.
Defending the Amazon and the people who live there must be a top priority to protect the climate.
Building on their time in the public sector, these fellows are developing ideas and advancing justice across the United States.
Community sponsorship of refugees has seen great success since it began in Canada in 1979. Australia is the latest country to consider the model.
The fight against authoritarianism requires perseverance, commitment, and, most of all, hope.
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.
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.
A filing in Sweden seeks accountability for the Syrian government’s chemical weapons attacks on civilians.
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.
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