Realizing human rights and ending poverty in India
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 India, AJWS supports community organizing and advocacy for women’s, girls’, LGBTI and sex workers’ rights, much of which focuses on changing discriminatory community attitudes and norms. AJWS also advances the struggles of tribal and Dalit communities for land rights and economic justice with a focus on women’s access to livelihood.