An old Chinese proverb says that “women hold up half the sky.” In our experience at AJWS, women hold up much more than half, even though they have access to much less than half of their share of resources in most of the world. This issue of AJWS Reports is dedicated to women activists and changemakers who inspire us around the globe. Click here to download the full publication.
Bolivian women build a feminist movement.
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American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is an international development organization motivated by Judaism’s imperative to pursue justice. AJWS is dedicated to alleviating poverty, hunger and disease among the people of the developing world regardless of race, religion or nationality. Through grants to grassroots organizations, volunteer service, advocacy and education, AJWS fosters civil society, sustainable development and human rights for all people, while promoting the values and responsibilities of global citizenship within the Jewish community.
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Join the chorus on Global Voices, AJWS’s new blog about grassroots development and global justice.
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Watch President Bill Clinton, Paul Farmer, Rabbi David Ellenson and other prominent leaders in a video birthday toast to Ruth Messinger. www.ajws.org/ruthtribute
Coming this fall! “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” an exhibit presented by AJWS and the L.A. Skirball Cultural Center.