AJWS Staff

American Jewish World Service Calls for President Trump and All Complicit Elected Officials to Resign or Be Removed from Office in Wake of Violent Insurrection

Leading global Jewish human rights organization, which supports advocates for democratic rights worldwide, demands that all elected officials who supported the violent insurrection of January 6 be removed from office and that all participants be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. “As an organization dedicated to supporting activists fighting for democratic rights in …Read More

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Hope and resilience through action

At AJWS, we have been asking our supporters, grantees and staff why they are still hopeful amid a devastating global pandemic, and as threats to justice and democracy proliferate around the world. The resounding answer has been that we remain hopeful because, despite the challenges, the AJWS community continues to fight for the rights and …Read More

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Mobilize, Organize, Sanitize: How a Young Woman in India Kept Her Community Safe from COVID-19

On March 25th, India suddenly announced a strict, severe national lockdown—the largest in the world, affecting nearly 1.4 billion people. People were left scrambling to protect themselves and their families—often with little information about the frightening new disease. Countless questions bubbled to the surface: How would people prevent the virus’s spread without proper health and …Read More

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Stories of Resilience and Hope

As we adjust to our ever-changing world, it is the stories of strength that keep us going. There is so much uncertainty, tumult, isolation and illness around us, and so we hope you will find solace and inspiration in hearing about AJWS’s brave grantees in the developing world who are fighting day and night to …Read More

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AJWS in Action: Updates from Our Partners, June 4

Across the developing world, AJWS grantee-partners continue to meet the most desperate needs of their communities: food, protective equipment, life-saving information and more. But simultaneously, they are collaborating with each other, protesting government corruption and marching forward to build a better world. Below, read two such stories from grantee-partners in Guatemala. AJWS will continue to …Read More

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Joint Statement and Recommendations By the Child, Early & Forced Marriage & Unions and Sexuality Working Group, and Partners

The global pandemic COVID-19 lays bare and exacerbates existing inequalities. For adolescent girls and young women in many places, this means that the harmful impacts of patriarchy and gender inequality are magnified and intensified. The coronavirus pandemic and associated lockdowns heighten the perpetration of gender-based violence; elevate risks of child, early and forced marriage and …Read More

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