Global Strategic Allies
AJWS's Global Strategic Allies Program supports international organizations dedicated to supporting community-based organizations, including AJWS’s grassroots partners, as they work to create a just and equitable world. Global Strategic Allies (GSAs) are international organizations that are valued by grassroots organizations for their collaboration with grassroots movements and organizations. GSAs provide opportunities for AJWS grantees to connect to essential resources and build their capacities and their work is guided by the priorities set by grassroots groups working at the community-level.
Global Strategic Allies
- Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice (Astraea Foundation)
Global Philanthropy Project
Purpose: To increase the number of funders and amount of funding available to support the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people globally by supporting the Global Philanthropy Project's initiative to disseminate information, facilitate information-sharing sessions and build networks of grantmakers supporting LGBT rights.
- Disability Rights Fund
Supporting Disabled Persons
Purpose: To advance the rights of people with disabilities in Asia, Africa and the Americas by supporting small grants to and facilitating convening among disabled people's organizations.
- International Accountability Project (IAP)
Grassroots Exchange and Alliance Building
Purpose: To strengthen key community-led struggles against forced eviction and land-grabbing driven by large-scale development projects by supporting grassroots engagement in IAP's advocacy, project support and capacity building efforts.
- International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Strengthening Social Movement Networks
Purpose: To support grassroots organizations and social movements—in particular those working on natural resource rights—to build alliances that will strengthen and support their work by providing capacity-building opportunities, communications facilitation, opportunities for mutual learning and security support.
- International Rivers
Movement Building among Dam-Affected Communities
Purpose: To promote movement-building efforts among communities affected by dam-building projects in Asia, Africa and the Americas by providing strategy development support, technical assistance, information and network-building support.
- La Via Campesina (Via Campesina)
Influencing Social, Political and Economic Policies in Favor of the Latin America and Caribbean Food Sovereignty Farmers Movement
Purpose: To further social, political and economic policies in favor of the regional food sovereignty agenda by launching the first leadership school for farmers in the Caribbean region, organizing solidarity brigades to countries that criminalize social leaders, strengthening and building a political cadre of leaders, shaping advocacy strategies and campaigns, and systematizating data on agrarian policies.
- Mama Cash
Red Umbrella Fund Support of Sex Worker Rights Grantmaking
Purpose: To support the participation and rights of sex workers by funding Red Umbrella Fund's grantmaking to sex worker-led organizations.
- Protection International (PI)
Accompaniment for Human Rights Defenders
Purpose: To build sustainable, secure human rights organizations in Asia, Africa and the Americas by providing security training, information and accompaniment for human rights groups.
- Red Latinoamericana de Acción contra Represas y por los Ríos, sus Comunidades y el Agua (REDLAR)
Resisting Dams that are Displacing Communities and Developing Sustainable Energy Alternatives
Purpose: To stop and modify dam projects that are affecting and displacing local communities by ensuring that people affected by dams have access to legal defense and proposing alternatives that will enable communities to regain their land.
- Urgent Action Fund - Africa
Regranting and Collaborative Initiative
Purpose: To sustain women's human right defenders and advance women's rights in Africa by providing rapid response grants and facilitating collaborative initiatives regarding the rights of women and security and the well-being of women's rights organizations.
- Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights
Collegial Partnership for Grantmaking Referrals
Purpose: To promote the security and well-being of women human rights defenders by providing rapid response grants in situations of increased violence, insecurity or precedent-setting legal opportunities to women's human rights organizations working in Asia and the Americas.