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AJWS Applauds Passage of Bill to Assess Progress in Haiti
Calls on U.S. to continue and advance its support of Haiti’s ongoing reconstruction efforts.
July 25, 2014Read More
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 Praises 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
The Book of Dvarim is the beginning of a transition in the lives of the people of Israel. About to cross over the Jordan to the Promised Land, Moses recounts the laws and life of the Israelites in their wandering in the desert. Moses recalls that the people have been carried by God through the wilderness, fought for by God, shown where to camp and when to move, fed with manna and provided for in every way. Yet in the transition from Moses to Joshua and from wandering in the wilderness to entering the Land, there is a sudden shift in tone. No longer catered to, the people must begin to fend for themselves.
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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