Open Society Foundations (OSFis an international grantmaking network. Open Society Foundations financially support civil society groups around the world, with a stated aim of advancing justice, education, public health and independent media. 

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people.

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Stereotypes, Attitudes and Behaviours
Working with disabled persons’ organizations, Open Society Foundations will promote innovative narrative change efforts that will challenge stigma and transform attitudes.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: By 2020, OSF will have supported three such narrative change initiatives in different regions of the world.

Theme: Eliminate Stigma and Discrimination
Year: 2018

Endorse and support the Partnership for Inclusive Education
OSF will endorse the Partnership for Inclusive Education, including through an advisory role, and providing connections to expertise and OSF partner networks. 

Theme: Inclusive Education
Year: 2018

OSF will endeavour to include a disability rights lens in all our programming on women and girls.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: By 2022, we will ensure that 75% of our programming on women and girls has considered the needs of women and girls with disabilities.  

Theme: Women and Girls with Disabilities
Year: 2018

OSF will support the development a resource hub on access to justice for persons with disabilities, with a particular emphasis on ensuring that people with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities can access justice institutions on an equal basis with their non-disabled peers.

By 2021, the access to justice hub will be a resource for information and referral on innovative practice in this sphere. 

Theme: Other
Year: 2018