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In Mexico, AJWS focuses on upholding civil and political rights in the face of a repressive government. We defend Mexican communities from corporate interests and corruption, and promote the right to land, food, water and other natural resources that Mexican people depend on for survival.
In Guatemala, AJWS focuses on ending violence and discrimination against women, youth and indigenous people, and protecting the land and natural resources that farmers need to survive.
In El Salvador, AJWS focuses on ending human rights violations against women and LGBT people, and protecting the land and water that is critical for the survival of farmers, indigenous people, youth, women and communities affected by civil war.
AJWS focuses on two pressing issues in Nicaragua: advancing the rights of women and LGBT people, and defending the land, food and water that indigenous people need to survive.
AJWS focuses on promoting human rights in Haiti and protecting Haitian land as the country recovers from the devastating earthquake in 2010 and decades of coups, dictatorships, occupations and invasions.
AJWS focuses on advancing the civil and political rights of those most affected by inequality in the Dominican Republic, including Haitian migrants and Dominicans of Haitian descent. We also work to enable women, girls and LGBT Dominicans to live with safety, health and dignity.
AJWS plays a key role in supporting peace organizations working to end 30 years of civil war in the Casamance region of Senegal, where conflict has brought violence into the lives of civilians and robbed people of their essential civil and political rights. Over the…
In Liberia, AJWS focuses on three issues: responding to the devastating Ebola epidemic, securing communities' access to land and other natural resources that they depend on for survival, and ending discrimination and violence against women and LGBT people.
Democratic Republic of Congo
AJWS helps people in the Democratic Republic of Congo recover from decades of violence, insecurity and genocide, and protect the land that so many depend on for survival.
AJWS has worked in South Sudan since its founding in 2011 to support communities affected by drought, malnutrition and violent conflict. We also work with local grassroots organizations to provide psychosocial support for refugees and encourage peacebuilding across the region.
AJWS focuses on two issues in Uganda: ending discrimination and violence against women, girls and LGBT people, and defending communities' access to land, water and natural resources that are being exploited by oil drilling projects.
In Kenya, AJWS defends communities' access to land, water and other natural resources that are being exploited by development projects. We also help end violence and discrimination against Kenyan women, girls and LGBT people.
AJWS focuses on two critical human rights issues in Sri Lanka: advancing civil and political rights, and increasing access to land, water and other natural resources that communities depend on for survival.
AJWS focuses on three critical issues in India: ending the practice of child marriage, advancing the rights of women, girls and LGBT people, and increasing access to food, land, water and other natural resources that communities depend on for survival.
On April 25, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal—followed by innumerable aftershocks and a second powerful 7.3 magnitude quake two weeks later. The disaster killed more than 8,500 people; injured and displaced tens of thousands more; and reduced homes, buildings and historic landmarks to…
AJWS stands up for freedom for all people in Burma, a country where the government regularly suppresses dissent, censors speech and attacks ethnic minorities with impunity. With AJWS’s support, grassroots activists are calling for an end to this violent oppression, including the military’s genocidal campaign…
AJWS focuses on two pressing issues in Thailand: ending human rights violations against LGBT people, and defending the land, water and natural resources critical for the survival of Thailand’s people.
AJWS focuses on two critical human rights issues in Cambodia: civil and political rights, and the right to land, water and other natural resources that communities depend on for survival.
With no warning, a deadly tsunami struck Indonesian coastlines on December 22, 2018, the result of volcanic activity under the sea.