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House of Representatives Must Pass International Human Rights Defense Act to Fight Discrimination of LGBT People Worldwide
Efforts to protect and advance the global rights of LGBT people took a significant step forward today when Congressman John F. Tierney (D-MA), along with Congressman Chris Gibson (R-NY) and Congressman Richard Hanna (R-NY), introduced the International Human Rights Defense Act.
July 16, 2014Read More
AJWS Applauds Introduction of International Human Rights Defense Act
Urges the U.S. Senate to swiftly pass bill to make the rights of LGBT people worldwide a foreign policy priority.
June 13, 2014Read More
Bipartisan Senate Bill Reignites Drive toward International Food Aid Reform
AJWS applauds Senate introduction of Food for Peace Reform Act of 2014
June 3, 2014Read More
Congress Must Act to End the Global Wave of Violence Against Women and Girls
In wake of kidnapping of Nigerian girls, AJWS lauds Senate introduction of International Violence Against Women Act
May 8, 2014Read More
AJWS supports more than 500 grassroots organizations in Africa, Asia and the Americas that promote the rights of women, girls and LGBT people; rebuild societies torn apart by war and natural disasters; and seek to secure access to food, land and water. In the United States, we mobilize our supporters to advocate for U.S. policies that help create a just and equitable world. We are inspired by Judaism’s commitment to pursue justice and repair the world, and we believe that Jewish history teaches us to respect and fight for the rights of others. Read more or donate.
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