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Planting the seeds for reconciliation in Senegal

In a garden in Casamance, Senegal, sprouts poke hopefully out of the soil. They are the simple beginnings of carrots, onions and radishes. But they represent so much more than food. The women who planted and nurtured them are recovering from years of fear and violence. Casamance, the southwestern region of Senegal, has been ravaged …Read More

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Hope from Guatemala, India and Beyond

Welcome to “Stories of Hope,” a new feature that shines a spotlight on AJWS’s work to build a better world! Here you’ll find stories of action and activism that give us hope in times of brokenness and division. These include a story about a monumental step forward for LGBTI rights in India won by our …Read More

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Saving El Salvador’s Mangroves

In El Salvador, local rural communities depend on the mangroves and the creatures that thrive in them for food and their livelihood. Mangroves also act as buffers against the threats posed by climate change by bolstering shorelines from rising seawaters and trapping carbon emissions.[1] La Unidad Ecológica Salvadoreña (UNES)—an organization supported by AJWS—is protecting endangered …Read More

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The Rohingya Crisis: 1 Year Later

One year ago, the Burmese military unleashed a coordinated campaign of unspeakable violence on the Rohingya people of Burma—burning villages, murdering civilians, raping women and girls and forcing hundreds of thousands to flee to Bangladesh. Over 700,000 Rohingya people now live in dangerous overcrowded and under-resourced refugee camps in Bangladesh. A year after this crisis …Read More

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AJWS Bay Area: What’s Happening

May 2018 I was recently honored to join a group of Bay Area donors on an AJWS Study Tour to southern India. These trips are always powerful: there is no better way to understand the intricacies of AJWS’s strategy or to comprehend the intense struggles of our grantee partners than to meet these inspirational people …Read More

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Rohingya Rights Now: AJWS Experts Address the Crisis

On May 17, 2018 the House Foreign Affairs Committee advanced the Burma Act of 2018 (H.R. 5819), a crucial effort to stop the ongoing persecution of the Rohingya people—an ethnic minority that has been violently displaced from their homes by the Burmese military. Advancing the Burma Act of 2018 would not have been possible without …Read More

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On1Foot Is Moving!

After nearly 10 years of AJWS hosting On1Foot.org, our database of Jewish texts for social justice, we’re delighted to share that we have migrated most of On1Foot’s content to Sefaria, the largest free library of Jewish online texts in Hebrew and English. On1Foot will retain its brand heritage as a project of AJWS, but we hope that …Read More

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Rohingya Rights Now: AJWS Speaks Out for Justice

The Rohingya people of Burma (Myanmar) are experiencing horrific violence and life-threatening persecution, simply because of their ethnic origin. As Jews and global citizens, we cannot remain silent in the face of these atrocities. Watch our new campaign video starring AJWS staff who share why they are committed to ending the crisis in Burma. Learn …Read More

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