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Passions Running High in Liberia's Crucial Elections
Joe Hindovei Pemagbi
October 9, 2011
In a few days Liberians will vote in the first post-war presidential and parliamentary elections. Will they be free, fair, and peaceful?
Youth Voices Resound at Latin American Drug Policy Conference
Chelsea Brown
October 6, 2011
When it comes to drug policy reform, youth activism has helped challenge cultures of bigotry and social exclusion, and spurred dialogue on HIV and harm reduction—topics that are taboo in many countries.
Juvenile Incarceration: The Need for Reform
Liz Ryan
October 6, 2011
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
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.
Cacophany: How The Internet Makes the Nonprofit Sector More Competitive and Hurts Causes
Mary Joyce
October 4, 2011
The Internet can help civil society come together to demand change, but it only works if organizations work with a collaborative vision and use the network to its full potential.
Kyrgyzstan Must Respect Promise to Disabled
Kate Lapham
October 4, 2011
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
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
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.
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Open Society Foundations Praise New Transparency Pact
September 20, 2011
Endorsed by 43 countries, the Open Government Partnership is an important means by which to encourage governments to uphold the principles of transparency and accountability.
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.
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Against Her Will: Forced and Coerced Sterilization of Women Worldwide
October 4, 2011
This Open Society Foundations fact sheet focuses on forced sterilization of racial and ethnic minorities, poor women, women living with HIV, and women with disabilities. It also provides recommendations to end this widespread human rights violation.
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.
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