Changemakers:Grantees

AJWS would like to thank our 412 grantees for the extraordinary work they are doing to bring justice and human rights to their communities around the globe.

Africa

  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Action des Chretiens pour l'Abolition de la Torture
  • Aide et Action Pour la Paix
  • Association des Jeunes pour le Developpement Integre-Kalundu
  • Centre d'Encadrement pour l'Auto Promotion Integree
  • Change Agents for Peace International
  • Foyer de Developpement pour l'Autopromotion des Pygmees et Indigenes Defavorises
  • Protection International
  • Solidarite des Femmes pour le Developpement Integral
  • SOS Sida
  • Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict
  • Ethiopia
  • Culture and Art Society of Ethiopia
  • HUNDEE Oromo Grassroots Development Initiative
  • Jerusalem Children and Community Development Organization
  • Mekdim Ethiopia National Association
  • Rift Valley Children and Women Development Organization
  • Siiqqee Women Development Association
  • Ghana
  • Centre for Popular Education and Human Rights Ghana
  • Challenging Heights
  • People's Dialogue on Human Settlements
  • Rural Education and Development Programme
  • West Africa Project to Combat AIDS and STI Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Arid Lands Development Focus
  • Carolina for Kibera
  • Centre for Rights Education and Awareness
  • Education Center for Advancement of Women
  • Fortress of Hope Africa
  • Friends of Lake Turkana
  • Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya
  • Grassroots Organizations Operating Together in Sisterhood Kenya
  • Heshima Kenya
  • Kenya Natural Resources Alliance
  • Kenya Sex Workers Alliance
  • Kilili Self Help Project Kenya
  • Kisumu Medical Education Trust
  • Minority Women in Action
  • Northern Aid
  • Pastoralist Girls Initiative
  • Persons Marginalized and Aggrieved
  • UHAI - The East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative
  • Women for Peace and Development
  • Liberia
  • Association of Disabled Females International
  • Committee for Peace and Development Advocacy
  • Foundation for Community Initiatives
  • Imani House, Inc.
  • Liberian Rural Women Association
  • Mano River Women Peace Network Liberia
  • MGI-Monbo & Company
  • Save My Future Foundation
  • Self- Help Initiative for Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Development Institute
  • West Africa Network for Peacebuilding Liberia
  • Women Peace and Security Network-Africa
  • Nigeria
  • Amana Association
  • Baobab for Women's Human Rights
  • Education as a Vaccine Against AIDS Inc.
  • Journalists Against AIDS
  • Living Hope Care
  • Media Concern Initiative
  • Physicians for Social Justice
  • The Initiative for Equal Rights
  • Senegal
  • Africa Consultants International
  • Afrique Enjeux
  • Association Nationale pour le Bien Etre des Populations
  • Comite Regional de Solidarite des Femmes pour la Paix en Casamance /USOFORAL
  • Espoir Pour l'Enfance
  • Groupe de Recherches et d'Etudes Environnementales
  • World Education Senegal
  • South Africa
  • African Sex Worker Alliance
  • African Solutions to African Problems
  • Afrika Tikkun
  • Children's Rights Centre
  • HIV/AIDS Awareness Project & Youth Development
  • Let Us Grow Organization
  • Rural Women's Movement
  • Uganda
  • Action for Women and Awakening in Rural Environment
  • Buliisa Initiative for Rural Development Organisation
  • Center for Domestic Violence Prevention
  • Concerned Children and Youth Association
  • Crested Crane Lighters
  • Development Foundation for Rural Areas
  • Federation of Communities Infected and Affected with HIV/AIDS in Koboko
  • Friends of Christ Revival Ministries
  • Friends of Orphans
  • Gulu Union for Women with Disabilities in Uganda
  • KAKINDO ORPHANS CARE
  • KWATANIZA WOMEN FARMERS GROUP
  • Lady Mermaid's Bureau
  • National Association of Professional Environmentalists
  • Ocan Agenne Family Self-Help Community
  • Pader Concerned Youth Association
  • Uganda Community Based Association for Child Welfare
  • Uganda Community Development Trust
  • Uganda Orphans Rural Development Programme
  • Watwero Rights Focus Initiative
  • Women and Rural Development Network
  • Women's Organization Network for Human Rights Advocacy
  • Zambia
  • Judith Chikonde Foundation
  • Society for Women and AIDS in Zambia
  • Treatment Advocacy and Literacy Campaign
  • Zimbabwe
  • Bekezela Home Based Care
  • Community Foundation for the Western Region of Zimbabwe
  • Farm Orphan Support Trust of Zimbabwe
  • Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Institute of Cultural Affairs Zimbabwe
  • JF Kapnek Trust
  • Leadership Institute for Transformation and Social Change Advocacy.com
  • Rozaria Memorial Trust
  • Sexual Rights Centre
  • Soul's Comfort Trust
  • Southern Africa HIV/AIDS Information Dissemination Service
  • Uluntu Community Foundation
  • Women and AIDS Support Network

Americas

  • Bolivia
  • Asociacion Civil EQUIDAD
  • Asociacion Departamental de Regantes y Sistemas Comunitarios de Agua Potable de Santa Cruz - ARECRUZ
  • Centro de Estudios Aplicados a los Derechos Economicos Sociales y Culturales
  • Centro para el Desarrollo Regional
  • Colectivo Rebeldia
  • Confederacion Nacional de Mujeres Indigenas de Bolivia
  • Consejo Regional Tsimane Mosetene - Pilon Lajas
  • Fundacion Igualdad LGBT
  • La Voz Clara Oculta del Hip Hop Boliviano 'Qhana Aru Imanthata' (K.A.I.)
  • Movimiento Cultural Saya Afroboliviano
  • Mujeres Asociadas - Mujeres Creando
  • Colombia
  • Asociacion Centro Nacional Salud Ambiente y Trabajo Agua Viva Censat Agua Viva
  • Asociacion de Cabildos Indigenas del Norte del Cauca
  • Asociacion de Productores para el Desarrollo Comunitario de la Cienaga Grande del Bajo Sinu
  • Asociacion para la Promocion Social Alternativa MINGA
  • Comision Colombiana de Juristas
  • Familiares de Desaparecidos Forzadamente por el Apoyo Mutuo - Familiares Colombia
  • GENERACION ALTERNATIVA, SARA TOVAR
  • Palenque Regional el Congal
  • Picacho con Futuro
  • Red de Jovenes del Suroccidente de Barranquilla
  • Taller Abierto
  • Dominican Republic
  • Grupo de Jovenes Batey Los Jovillos
  • Movimiento De Mujeres Dominico Haitiana
  • Movimiento de Mujeres Unidas
  • Movimiento Social-Cultural de los Trabajadores Haitianos
  • Red de Encuentro Dominico Haitiano - Jacques Viau
  • El Salvador
  • Asociacion Agropecuaria 'Mujeres Produciendo en la Tierra' de Responsabilidad Limitada. AMSATI de R.L.
  • Asociacion Agropecuaria Salvadorena
  • Asociacion Amigos de San Isidro, Cabanas
  • Asociacion Cooperativa de Aprovisionamiento, Ahorro, Credito y Consumo de Mujeres del bajo Lempa 'Marta Gonzalez'
  • Asociacion Cristiana de Jovenes
  • Asociacion de Desarrollo Economico Social Santa Marta
  • Asociacion de Mujeres Flor de Piedra
  • Asociacion Equipo Maiz
  • Asociacion Mangle
  • Asociacion Salvadorena de Derechos Humanos 'Entre Amigos'
  • Comite Contra el SIDA
  • Comite de Reconstruccion y Desarrollo Economico y Social de Comunidades de Suchitoto
  • Programa Coordinado para la Gestion Prospectiva del Riesgo de Desastres en Centroamerica
  • Guatemala
  • Alianza Maya para la Educacion Popular
  • Asociacion Cultural y Educativo Ukema No'j
  • Asociacion de Desarrollo Integral de San Miguel Ixtahaucan
  • Asociacion de Docentes en Accion Rural Educativa
  • Asociacion de Mujeres Campesinas Q'eqchies Nuevo Horizonte
  • Asociacion para el Desarrollo Integral Unima'l Ranim'a Ixo'q (Grandeza Corazon de Mujer)
  • Asociacion Proyectos Alternativos-Amigos del Pacuare
  • Comite Campesino del Altiplano
  • Cooperativa Organizacion de Trabajadores por la Resistencia y la Autonomia
  • Coordinadora Departamental de Comadronas Tradicionales de Quetzaltenango
  • Frente Petenero Contra Represas
  • Fundacion Nueva Esperanza
  • Instituto Basico Nuevo Amanecer
  • Puente de Paz
  • Red Alternativa de Intercambio Solidario
  • Red de Jovenes para la Incidencia Politica
  • Unidad de Defensores y Defensoras de Derechos Humanos en Guatemala
  • Union Verapacense de Organizaciones Campesinas
  • Haiti
  • Association des Universitaires Capois pour l'Avancement et le Progres
  • Association pour la Promotion de la Famille Haitienne
  • Ayiti Kale Je
  • BRAC USA
  • Diaspora Community Services
  • Equitas- International Centre for Human Rights Education
  • Fanm Viktim Leve Kanpe (Women Victims Stand Up)
  • Fondation Haitienne pour le Maintien de la Paix Sociale/Partenariat pour le Developpement Local
  • Fondation SEROvie
  • Fonkoze USA
  • Fos Refleksyon ak Aksyon sou Koze Kay
  • Groupe d'Appui aux Rapatries et aux Refugies
  • Groupe Medialternatif/Alterpresse
  • Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti
  • International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region
  • Kodinasyon Nasyonal Fanm Peyizan
  • Lambi Fund of Haiti
  • Mouvman Peyizan Bayone 2eme Section Communale des Gonaives
  • Mouvman Peyizan Rankit
  • Movimiento De Mujeres Dominico Haitiana
  • Movimiento Social-Cultural de los Trabajadores Haitianos
  • Oganizasyon Gwoupman Peyizan pou Devlopman 8eme Seksyon Kominal Akaye
  • Oganizasyon Gwoupman Peyizan pou Devlopman Laviktwa
  • Oganizasyon Peyizan 7e Seksyon Kominal Gwomon
  • Other Worlds
  • Partners in Health/Zanmi Lasante
  • Plateforme Haitienne de Plaidoyer pour un Developpement Alternatif
  • Reseau National de Defense des Droits Humains
  • Rezo Oganizasyon Peyizan Lwes-Latibonit
  • Rezo Oganizasyon Peyizan No Santa k Nodes
  • SOLIDARITE DES PAYSANS DE BOUCAN CARRE
  • Sosyete Animasyon Kominikasyon Sosyal
  • Honduras
  • Asociacion LGTB Arcoiris de Honduras
  • Organizacion Fraternal Negra Hondurena
  • Red Lesbica Cattrachas
  • Mexico
  • Centro de Derechos Humanos de la Montana Tlachinollan
  • Centro De Derechos Indigenas Flor y Canto, A.C.
  • Centro para los Derechos de la Mujer, Naaxwiin
  • Colectivo Oaxaqueno en Defensa del Territorio
  • Otros Mundos, A.C.
  • Proyecto de Derechos Economicos, Sociales y Culturales A.C.
  • Servicios del Pueblo Mixe, A.C.
  • Union de Comunidades Indigenas de la Zona Norte del Istmo
  • Union de Organizaciones de la Sierra Juarez, Oaxaca
  • Nicaragua
  • Asociacion de Mujeres Emprendedoras de Waslala
  • Centro Para la Educacion y Prevencion del SIDA
  • Cooperativa de Ahorro y Credito Caja Rural Mano a Mano
  • Fundacion Red Nicaraguense de Comercio Comunitario
  • Grupo de Mujeres Jovenes Ex -trabajadoras Sexuales 'Las Golondrinas'
  • Grupo Nicaraguense de Mujeres Lesbianas Safo
  • Servicios Medicos Comunales
  • Union de Cooperativas de Produccion Agricola Las Brumas
  • Peru
  • Amazon Watch
  • Capital Humano y Social Alternativo
  • Comunicaciones Aliadas
  • CONSEJO MACHIGUENGA DEL RiO URUBAMBA 'COMARU'
  • Federacion de Comunidades Nativas del Bajo Ucayali
  • Grupo de Trabajo Racimos de Ungurahui
  • LUNDU Centro de Estudios y Promocion Afroperuanos
  • Mujeres de Anta
  • Musas Inspiradoras de Cambios
  • Red de Jovenes DeporVida
  • Solas y Unidas
  • Unidad por el Desarollo Solidario

Asia

  • Burma
  • Adolescent Reproductive Health Zone
  • Burma Issues
  • Burma Partnership
  • Burmese Women's Union
  • Karen Environmental and Social Action Network
  • Karen Human Rights Group
  • Karen Student Network Group
  • Karen Women's Organisation
  • Lahu Women's Organization
  • Network for Environment and Economic Development
  • New Generation School
  • Palaung Women's Organization
  • Pa-O Women's Union
  • Rays of the Rainbow
  • Shan Women's Action Network
  • Shan Youth Power
  • Ta'ang Students and Youth Organization
  • Yaung Chi Oo Workers Association
  • Cambodia
  • 3S Rivers Protection Network
  • Building Community Voices
  • Cambodia Women Movement Organization
  • CORD
  • Development for Children and Women Organization
  • Highlander's Association
  • Human Rights Vigilance of Cambodia
  • Kampuchea Women's Welfare Action
  • Kampuchean Action for Primary Education
  • Messenger Band Association
  • Norkor Phnom Community Empowerment Organization
  • Rainbow Community Kampuchea
  • Social Action for Change
  • Women Peacemakers
  • Women's Network for Unity
  • Worker's Information Centre
  • Youth for Peace
  • Youth Resource Development Program
  • India
  • All Manipur Nupi Manbee Association
  • Astitva
  • Awaaz-e-Niswaan
  • Bharathi Trust
  • Citizen's Initiative on Floods
  • Collective Action Network
  • Dalit Foundation
  • Dasra
  • Delhi Network of Positive People
  • EcoNet
  • Ekal Nari
  • Ekal Nari - National
  • Elgar Pratishthan
  • Global Resistance
  • Gramin Yuva Abhikram
  • Grassroots Foundation
  • Human Education and Action for Liberation Movement
  • Jan Jagruti
  • Jan Swasthya Sahyog
  • Jashpur Jan Vikas Sanstha
  • Keonjhar Integrated Rural Development & Training Institute
  • Kislay
  • Lok Shakti Samajsevi Sanstha
  • Mohammad Bazar Backward Classes Development Society
  • NIRANTAR- Centre for Gender and Education
  • Nirman
  • Parcham
  • SAATHII
  • Sahayog
  • Sahiyar
  • Salaam Initiative
  • Samarth Mahila Sangathan
  • Sampada Grameen Mahila Sanstha
  • Sampoorna
  • Sanchaya Nele
  • Sankalp Rehabilitation Trust
  • Shaheen
  • Society for Participatory Research and Integrated Training
  • Society to Train and Educate People's Participation in Development
  • Vikalp (Women's Group)
  • Indonesia
  • Aceh Women's Fair Trade Cooperative
  • Beujroh
  • Flower Aceh
  • Forum Bangun Aceh
  • Solidaritas Perempuan Bungoeng Juempa Aceh
  • Yayasan Keumala
  • Yayasan Pengembangan Kawasan
  • Pakistan
  • Potohar Organization for Development Advocacy
  • Sri Lanka
  • Ampara Special Needs Network
  • Centre for Human Rights and Community Development
  • Centre for Peace and Reconciliation
  • Centre for Promotion and Protection of Human Rights
  • Equal Ground
  • Mahashakthi Women's Federation
  • Mannar Women's Development Federation
  • Organization for Rehabilitation of the Handicapped
  • Professional Psychological Counseling Centre
  • Social Economic and Environmental Developers
  • Trincomalee District Women's Network
  • Trincomalee District Youth Development 'AHAM'
  • Viluthu Centre for Human Resource Development
  • Worldview Sri Lanka
  • Yugashakthi Women's Federation
  • Thailand
  • Andaman Resources Restoration
  • Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers
  • Development Center for Children and Community Network
  • Eco-Cultural Study and Restoration Center of Petchaboon Mountain Range Communities
  • EMPOWER Mae Sai
  • Legal Aid Coordination Working Group
  • Migrant Assistance Programme
  • Northern Development Foundation
  • Project For Ecological Awareness Building
  • Roi-ed Land Reform Network
  • Rural Ecological Study Center
  • Sao-Sao-ed
  • Southern Farmer Alliance
  • Sustainable Development Foundation (North)
  • Thai Network for People Living with HIV/AIDS

Collegial Partners

  • Center on Housing Rights and Evictions
  • Disability Rights Fund
  • Fahamu
  • Front Line: The International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders
  • Grassroots International
  • International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
  • International Rivers
  • International Treatment Preparedness Coalition
  • Mama Cash
  • Urgent Action Fund- Africa
  • Witness

This list omits approximately 50 organizations that operate in highly sensitive environments, where publicizing their work could compromise the safety of their staff and communities.

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