Juvenile Incarceration: The Need for Reform Liz Ryan October 6, 2011 BLOG New York is poised to take further steps to remove young people from the lifelong negative consequences of prosecution and incarceration in the adult criminal justice system.
Scaling Up the Millennium Villages Project George Soros October 4, 2011 BLOG The Millennium Villages Project is a bold initiative aimed at ending extreme poverty in rural Africa. As the project embarks on its next phase, the Open Society Foundations will continue its support in order to help spread the lessons gained in the model villages.
Kyrgyzstan Must Respect Promise to Disabled Kate Lapham October 4, 2011 BLOG Disability in Kyrgyzstan, like the rest of Central Asia, is stigmatizing. But thanks to the public advocacy efforts of local organizations as well as disabled people themselves, attitudes are beginning to shift.
The Global Problem of Forced Sterilization Lydia Guterman October 4, 2011 BLOG Health facilities are mandated to provide care, especially to society's most vulnerable people. When hospitals and clinics allow forced and coerced sterilizations, these facilities become places of abuse and torture.
Case Watch: An African Victory in the Struggle against Statelessness Laura Bingham October 4, 2011 BLOG A decision by an African regional children's rights committee delivered on behalf of tens of thousands of children in Kenya who grow up without citizenship rights has set a new standard for tribunals both in Africa and around the world in the battle against statelessness.
Voices From Burma Asia Society and Museum, New York City October 11, 2011 This event will bring together prominent authors, actors, and Burmese dissidents to read excerpts of first-person accounts from the book Nowhere to Be Home: Narratives from Survivors of Burma's Military Regime.
Book Launch: Ernest Drucker's A Plague of Prisons OSI-New York October 11, 2011 On October 11, Open Society Foundations fellow Ernest Drucker discusses his new book, A Plague of Prisons, a groundbreaking critique of mass incarceration in the United States and elsewhere.
Building Open Society in the Western Balkans, 1991–2011 October 2011 This report documents two decades in the life and times of the region, and assesses the situation in the crucial areas of humanitarian assistance, citizenship rights, responsibility for war crimes, arts and culture, the international presence, media, and education.