Realizing human rights and ending poverty in Kenya
Inspired by the Jewish commitment to justice, we support organizations working to overcome poverty and oppression. Our small, grassroots grantees are rooted in communities, where they empower local people to identify their most critical concerns and take action to address injustice. We also support groups that organize broader movements for social change, influencing governments and policymakers to respect and promote human rights.
In Kenya, AJWS supports women’s, LGBTI and sex worker rights organizations who are fighting for access to health and justice, as well as social, political and economic inclusion. AJWS is also supporting organizations that are defending the rights of communities harmed by extractive industries and major infrastructure projects.
Recent Projects in Kenya
UHAI - The East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative (UHAI - EASHRI)
Capacity Building for LGBTI and Sex Worker Movements
Purpose: To build the capacities of organizations in the LGBTI and sex worker rights movements in Uganda and Kenya, including AJWS grantees, through training and convenings.