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AJWS in Action: Updates from Our Partners, April 1

This information is accurate as of April 1, 2020. Below, please read the latest updates from AJWS’s partner organizations. These activists and social change organizations are on the frontlines of the fight COVID-19 in the developing world. AJWS will continue to stand by all of our grantees in 19 countries during this global crisis—and we …Read More

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Rebuilding Palu: Women Take Charge

Happy International Women’s Day—from Palu, Indonesia, where women are demanding their rights and taking action. It’s been two years since the 2018 earthquake and tsunami that devastated this seaside community, but thousands of people still live in temporary shelters with limited food, water and electricity. Activist Sri Haris is protesting the government’s slow delivery of …Read More

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Why We’re Hopeful for 2020

We’re excited to share with you the winter edition of Stories of Hope, a special selection of videos, articles and news from our grantee partners that gives us hope in our work for justice and equality around the world. From activists sharing their aspirations for the New Year, to a girl in India rejecting child …Read More

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Haitian Perspectives Ten Years After Haiti’s Devastating Earthquake

January 12th, 2010 was a traumatic day for every person in Haiti. 10 years ago, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake shook the country. This disaster killed 316,000, injured 1.5 million, devastated the capital city of Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas, and left 1.5 million homeless and vulnerable. For days, citizens worked together to rescue people before professional …Read More

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Our Jewish New Year’s Resolution

With the Jewish New Year nearly upon us, we have so much to fight for—solving the climate crisis, ending bigotry and persecution, and so much more. We also have many reasons to be hopeful and to celebrate all the progress we made in the last year. Below, you’ll find stories from around the world highlighting …Read More

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Forces of Pride Worldwide

“Hineni.” In Hebrew, the word translates to “Here I am.” But Hineni is not just physical presence—it is a state of being. An expression of readiness combined with courage. In Jewish tradition, Hineni was uttered by our ancestors when they were called upon to act in moments of profound crisis or transformational change.

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Forces of Pride Worldwide

I hope you are enjoying a relaxing and rejuvenating summer. I love walking down Market Street in San Francisco and seeing the LGBTQI flags proudly waving. The celebration of Pride is palpable and, after a long and painful struggle, so well-deserved. But we cannot take this for granted. There are lessons to be learned and …Read More

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Forces of Pride Worldwide

I hope you’re enjoying summer so far! I wanted to make sure you saw our special Pride edition of Stories of Hope. Below, you’ll find stories of the inspiring activists that you support—like Thailand’s transgender trailblazer, Jetsada “Note” Taesombat of the Foundation of Transgender Alliance for Human Rights. AJWS envisions a world where all LGBTQI …Read More

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Forces of Pride Worldwide

Happy Pride Month! At AJWS, we’re proud of the activists we support around the world who work tirelessly to bend the arc of the moral universe toward justice for all people—no matter who they are or whom they love. Thanks to your support, we’re one of the largest funders of LGBTQI rights worldwide. This year, …Read More

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