AJWS's grantmaking supports grassroots communities in Africa, Asia and the Americas that are working to create a just and equitable world where human rights are universally recognized, where poverty, discrimination and violence no longer exist and where individuals are free to flourish and live their lives with dignity.
AJWS grantmaking is guided by the following beliefs:
- Grassroots organizations are best placed to envision, articulate and implement their own plans for the development of their communities and countries
- Community development cannot take place when human rights are denied
- Women are critical drivers of community development and change; community life cannot truly flourish when women are not fully empowered to resist gender-based violence and oppression
- Marginalized communities that are vulnerable to poverty and human rights violations are powerful agents of change and development when mobilized from within
AJWS is one of a small number of organizations that supports grassroots organizations creating change in the developing world. With your support, AJWS is making a significant and sustainable difference in the lives of tens of thousands of people throughout the world every day.
Please note that AJWS does not currently accept unsolicited letters of inquiry.
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