Following the earthquake in Haiti, AJWS grantees mobilized caravans to bring aid from the Dominican Republic to Haiti. They were among the first responders bringing aid across the border into Port-au-Prince and neighboring affected areas.
Projects in Dominican Republic
Grupo de Jovenes Batey Los Jovillos
Prevention of HIV/AIDS in Los Jovillos
To continue to reduce the spread of of HIV/AIDS in Batey Los Jovillos by changing adolescent behavior and promoting safe sex techniques.
Movimiento De Mujeres Dominico Haitiana (MUDHA)
Health Education and HIV/AIDS Prevention
To support an integrated approach to HIV and AIDS and sexually transmitted infection prevention and care through education and access to testing and health services.
Movimiento de Mujeres Unidas (MODEMU)
Promoting Sex Worker Rights
To promote the human rights of sex workers through political advocacy at the local and national level; to raise HIV/AIDS awareness through programs run by community health promoters; and to train women in peer counseling, HIV/AIDS education and vocational skill-building.
Red de Encuentro Dominico Haitiano - Jacques Viau (REDH-JV)
Legal Assistance and Human Rights Training
To promote equitable citizenship and immigration policies through legal defense of Dominican-Haitians as well as through human rights trainings, advocacy initiatives and community outreach.