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Welcome to AJWS—a community inspired by Jewish values of justice and a universal commitment to human rights. Together we’re working to build a more just and equitable world for all.
Where We Work
Four continents. Seventeen countries. Through grantmaking and advocacy, we're improving the lives of millions of people around the world.
In Mexico, AJWS grantee organizations support the fight for justice and truth waged by groups of families of people “disappeared” during the country’s ongoing armed conflict. They also defend vulnerable Mexican communities from damaging development…
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. AJWS grantees also protect human rights defenders seen…
In El Salvador, AJWS focuses on ending human rights violations against women and LGBTQI+ people, and protecting the land and water that is critical for the survival of farmers, Indigenous people, youth, women and communities…
In Nicaragua, AJWS is committed to supporting the rights of oppressed people, including women, LGBTQI+ people and Indigenous communities. AJWS grantees advocate for their human rights and organize social movements in order to create a…
In Haiti, AJWS focuses on promoting human rights and protecting Haitian land from damaging development projects as the country recovers from the devastating earthquake in 2010 and decades of coups, dictatorships, occupations and invasions. Despite…
In the Dominican Republic, AJWS focuses on advancing the civil and political rights of those most affected by racism, including Haitian migrants and Dominicans of Haitian descent, who are discriminated against because of their skin…
In Senegal, AJWS plays a key role in supporting grassroots organizations working to achieve a just and equitable peace in the Casamance region of Senegal, where over 35 years of violent conflict has brought terror…
In Liberia, AJWS focuses on securing communities' access to land and other natural resources that they depend on for survival, and ending discrimination and violence against women and LGBTQI+ people. AJWS grantees also continue to…
Democratic Republic of Congo
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, AJWS helps the country’s most vulnerable people recover from decades of violence, insecurity and genocide, and protect the land that so many depend on for survival. Our grantees are…
In Uganda, AJWS focuses on ending discrimination and violence against women, girls and LGBTQI+ 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 irresponsible development projects. AJWS grantees also work to end violence and discrimination against — and create opportunities…
In Sri Lanka, AJWS focuses on advancing civil and political rights, and increasing access to land, water and other natural resources that vulnerable communities depend on for survival.
In India, AJWS focuses on three critical issues: ending the practice of child marriage, advancing the rights of women, girls and LGBTQI+ people, and increasing access to food, land, water and other natural resources that…
In Thailand, AJWS focuses on ending human rights violations against LGBTQI+ people, and defending the land, water and natural resources critical for the survival of Thailand’s rural people.
In Cambodia, AJWS focuses on two critical human rights issues: protecting peoples’ civil and political rights, and defending rural communities’ rights to land, water and other natural resources that they depend on for survival.
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