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We’re a community of Jewish global citizens committed to repairing the world.

What We Do

We strive to end poverty and promote human rights in the developing world. No easy task, but we’ve got the knowledge, passion and innovation to make a difference.

Where We Work

Four continents. Nineteen countries. Through grantmaking and advocacy, we're improving the lives of millions of people around the world.

Mexico

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…

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Guatemala

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…

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El Salvador

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…

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Nicaragua

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…

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Haiti

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…

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Dominican Republic

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…

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Senegal

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…

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Liberia

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…

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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…

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South Sudan

In South Sudan, AJWS supports 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.

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Uganda

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.

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Kenya

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…

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Sri Lanka

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.

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India

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…

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Nepal

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…

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Burma

In Burma, AJWS supports grassroots organizations fighting for democracy, free speech and civil rights and against the ongoing violent assault on multiple ethnic minorities, including the Burmese military’s genocidal campaign against the Rohingya people. We…

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Thailand

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 and Indigenous people.

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Cambodia

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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Indonesia

In Indonesia, AJWS supports grassroots organizations fighting for the rights of communities displaced by the dual tsunamis and resulting earthquake of 2018 — communities that, in the wake of these disasters, have been ignored by…

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What We're Fighting for in 2020

Meet AJWS grantees around the world — and hear what they're fighting for in the New Year.

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Grants Management Associate

New York, NY (AJWS is working remotely through the end of 2020). Permanent remote work location also considered.

Senior Policy Advisor – Civil and Political Rights

Washington, D.C. (AJWS is working remotely through the end of 2020)

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