Realizing human rights and ending poverty in Dominican Republic
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 Dominican Republic are working to improve our world, or donate to help support their work.
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
Movimiento De Mujeres Dominico Haitiana (MUDHA)
Health Education and HIV/AIDS Prevention
Purpose: 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
Purpose: To promote the rights of sex workers through community health promoter outreach and political advocacy at the local and national levels.