Angela Cave

Angela Cave, editorial and marketing associate, comes to AJWS after five years working as the staff writer and web coordinator for a Catholic diocesan newspaper in Albany, New York, where she earned awards and distinctions from the Catholic Press Association. In 2009, she earned a bachelor’s in newspaper journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. In Albany, she helped lead a Kiwanis club that worked to eradicate diseases in developing countries and improve the lives of local children and families through service and fundraising projects.

Three Stories of Citizenship Struggle from the Dominican Republic

AJWS’s Global Justice Fellows—14 rabbis and a cantor from communities around the U.S.—were in Washington, D.C., last week, pressuring American officials to fight for a just resolution to the statelessness crisis in the Dominican Republic. Sparked by a 2013 court ruling that stripped citizenship from hundreds of thousands of people, the crisis has created the …Read More

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Suddenly Stateless: The successes in the struggle

This story is part of a series of blog posts marking the third anniversary of the court decision that sparked a statelessness crisis in the Dominican Republic. Despite all the accounts of adversity since the 2013 Dominican court ruling, some Dominicans of Haitian descent have successfully applied for documents, restored their nationality and enjoyed the …Read More

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Parading for Equality: Haitian-Dominican Activists Make a Statement at the Dominican Day Parade

Before setting out to march in the Dominican Day Parade in New York City on Sunday, organizers of We Are All Dominican (WAAD)—a U.S.-based human rights organization supported by AJWS that fights to raise awareness about the controversial citizenship crisis unfolding in the Dominican Republic—issued a warning to their participants: Don’t lose your composure around …Read More

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Photograph by Evan Abramson

On World Refugee Day, the Displaced People You’re Not Hearing About

The world has watched in horror as migrants and refugees from the Middle East and Africa have embarked on treacherous journeys across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. On this World Refugee Day, the international spotlight, rightly, shines on this vast crisis—and American Jewish World Service stands in solidarity with human rights organizations working in Europe to mitigate the devastation. But we also hope the world will remember the scores of people from other parts of the globe forced to flee their homes.

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