Realizing human rights and ending poverty in Colombia
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.
Read on to learn more about how our grantees in Colombia are working to improve our world, or donate to help support their work.
Projects in Colombia
Asociacion de Cabildos Indigenas del Norte del Cauca (ACIN)
Culturally Relevant and Psychological Training to Support Indigenous Women and Girl Victims of Violence
Purpose: To ensure the safety and security of indigenous communities by strengthening the organization's capacity to implement a safety and security plan.
Familiares de Desaparecidos Forzadamente por el Apoyo Mutuo - Familiares Colombia
Legal and Psychosocial Support to the Relatives of Forcefully Disappeared Persons in Colombia
Purpose: To seek truth and justice for the relatives of disappeared persons by providing legal and forensic services, psychosocial support and training at the local level.
Generación Alternativa, Sara Tovar (G-A)
Alternative Youth TV and Radio Production to Promote Peacebuilding and Democracy
Purpose: To promote peacebuilding and democracy through TV and radio programs produced by youth.
Palenque Regional el Congal (PRC)
Building Institutional Capacity for Sustainable Development
Purpose: To preserve ancestral territory of Afro-Colombian people by publishinghuman rights reports, conducting a seminar on ethnic rights and democracy, implementing an alternative sustainable development plan and developing a comprehensive humanitarian aid strategy based on a human rights framework.
Red de Jovenes del Suroccidente de Barranquilla (RJSB)
Youth Empowerment and Peacebuilding
Purpose: To increase political participation, leadership, education, and employment opportunities for youth by advocating for more inclusive national youth policies, strengthening a female youth network, and connecting youth groups with national public and private organizations that promote equal opportunities for youth.
Purpose: To empower grassroots peacebuilding organizations and networks of displaced women and youth by providing legal services, media outreach, and community-needs assessments and research.