Realizing human rights and ending poverty in Haiti
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 Haiti, AJWS strengthens social movements and grassroots organizations to promote human rights and democracy, to challenge structural inequality and power, and to achieve agrarian reform and food sovereignty. AJWS supports peasant farmers to protect their land rights and fight displacement due to development megaprojects, promotes alternative media as an advocacy and mobilization tool, and works to increase the political participation of historically marginalized communities, including Dominicans of Haitian Descent, people living in internally displaced people (IDP) camps, slum dwellers, LGBT people and sex workers.
Recent Projects in Haiti
Òganizasyon pou Devlòpman Vèrèt ak Pwoteksyon Anviwònman (ODEVPRE)
Advancing Food Sovereignty in Verrettes
Purpose: To empower small-scale farmers to improve their food security and quality of life by providing access to seed banks, tools and microcredit, and by training farmers on agro-ecology and community organizing.