Realizing human rights and ending poverty in Thailand
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 Thailand are working to improve our world, or donate to help support their work.
Projects in Thailand
Andaman Resources Restoration (ARR)
Community Management of Natural Resources
Purpose: To protect and sustain natural resources by educating communities about forestry management and environmental laws and policies.
Purpose: To strengthen and educate communities on gender, sexuality and rights by documenting cases of violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex communities.
Banthat Mountain Range Land Reform Network (BLRN)
Land and Resource Management
Purpose: To increase the capacity of leaders and network members of the Banthat Mountain Range Land Reform Network to obtain community land titles by training them to understand their rights and the relevant government processes dictating land titles.
Development Center for Children and Community Network (DCCCN)
Community Rights and Land Management
Purpose: To promote land rights and food security by educating communities on land laws and policies, documenting land use, and establishing guidelines for appropriate and sustainable land management.
Eco-Cultural Study and Restoration Center of Petchaboon Mountain Range Communities (ECSRC)
Natural Resource Management
Purpose: To promote the participation of all affected groups, including villagers and local government officials, in the management of the environment and natural resources through alliances between the community and local administration.
EMPOWER Mae Sai
Empower Mae Sai
Purpose: To build community leadership and strengthen the human rights of migrant sex workers.
Legal Aid Coordination Working Group (SLCG)
Legal Aid for Natural Resource Rights Activists
Purpose: To protect the human rights of natural resource rights activists who are being threatened as a result of their activism by providing legal aid and training.
Northern Development Foundation (NDF)
Sustainable Livelihoods and Development
Purpose: To promote sustainable, community-based land management by establishing community learning centers in targeted areas and strengthening the Northern Land Network that advocates for land reform.
Project For Ecological Awareness Building (EAB)
Community Assessment and Monitoring of Coastal Development
Purpose: To combat environmentally and economically destructive large-scale development projects in southern Thailand by providing affected communities with research, knowledge and networks, and engaging them in responsible management and development decisions.
Roi-ed Land Reform Network
Land and Resource Management
Purpose: To promote environmentally sustainable and community-driven models of land and resource management and effect policy change by strengthening the network's ability to document and promote the positive impact of its model of sustainable agriculture.