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Tsuen Barahona Chosen to Manage  Million Open Society Foundations (OSF) Fund

Tsuen Barahona Chosen to Manage $25 Million Open Society Foundations (OSF) Fund

Suyen Barahona, a former political prisoner and former head of the political group Unamos, has been chosen as director to manage the $25 million Open Society Foundations (OSF) fund, the Devex Newswire site reported.

According to the Devex Newswire site, Open Community Foundations It sponsors a $25 million fund to support and encourage women in politics, and a former Nicaraguan political prisoner was chosen to lead the fund.

OSF specifies Suen Barahona “OSF has found an inspiring example to lead the initiative,” they note, speaking on behalf of women’s political aspirations as director of a new fund.

They highlight that Barahona spent 606 days, or two years, in a Nicaraguan prison for speaking out against the oppressive regime. Daniel Ortega. Additionally, he is a pro-democracy human rights activist.

“They took me from my own home in front of my 4-year-old son and I was in an environment of torture,” Barahona told journalist Stephanie Beasley.

He says he was put in solitary confinement, forbidden to socialize, go out, write, or write, and was often denied food.

“It was clear to me that the torture environment had to do with my feminist views, and it had to do with making sure they sent the message that it wasn’t my place to be involved in politics because I was a woman,” Barahona said.


Women upholding democratic values

In a statement to 100% Noticias, Suen Barahona confirmed that he had applied for the venture. Open Society and was chosen to manage the fund.

“Several months ago, there was a call to coordinate a new initiative to create an independent fund aimed at supporting women’s leadership in politics. I actually applied and was selected several months ago,” she explained.

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She hopes to establish collaborative relationships with “institutions committed to human rights, democracy and equality” working for women’s rights in various countries.

He says the new project is in incubation stage.

“This fund is primarily for women who uphold democratic values, defenders of human rights and feminists who want to maintain their influence in the political arena to promote women’s rights. The Global South. This is a growing initiative under construction still in incubation.”


She reiterated that the vision of the fund is to support women who are actually engaged in the struggle for democracy, human rights and equality. For starters, the Open Society has committed 25 million to launch these first years, so they are inviting other companies and groups to be part of this initiative, rather than being able to meet many companies that share this mission. Encouraging and supporting women.”

He adds that he is very proud and honored to be a part of the new OSF program.

“I have a very strong commitment to contribute to creating opportunities for more women to really have access to decision-making spaces, to prepare themselves and increase their influence. This initiative, as I told you, is only in the incubation stage, but it is an initiative.

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In February 2023, Suen Barahona She was freed and flew away America along with over 200 political prisoners.

“Today, she is grateful not only to be reunited with her son, but also to spearhead a new million-dollar fund to promote women’s political leadership, particularly in the Global South,” notes Devex Newswire.

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The fund is being created as a separate entity from OSF and is an indicator of how things will work out as the $25 million foundation shrinks.

OSF’s Stephanie Binaifer Nowrojee said Barahona is technically a beneficiary, but will hire its own staff for the fund.

“She will form his team. She will establish the expenses. We have put the money in their hands,” Navroji said.

“In essence, we’ve left it up to the community to figure out how to do it better.”