Organizations

Open Society Foundations

About Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Foundations works to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people. It works on strengthening the rule of law, respect for human rights, minorities, and a diversity of opinions, democratically elected governments, and a civil society that helps keep government power in check. The organization helps to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights.The Open Society Foundations implements initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media.It builds alliances across borders and continents on issues such as corruption and freedom of information. While working in every part of the world, the Open Society Foundations places a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of people in marginalized communities.

Work area

Research, Advocacy, Education, Campaigns, Activism, Lobbying

Motto

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens.

Country Offices

Afghanistan, Angola, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Congo, Georgia, Germany, Guinea, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Moldova, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States

Quickfacts

Founded: 1979
Location (HQ): United States
Scope: Global
Focus area: All human rights

Does this organisation offer paid Internships?

Yes

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Ada Hasanagic

Ada Hasanagić is a human rights professional currently working as a researcher at the Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Previously, Ada graduated with honors from the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology and the University of Buckingham in the fields of Political Science and International Relations. Also, she earned a master’s degree in Democracy and Human Rights from the University of Sarajevo and University of Bologna.