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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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AJWS in Action: Updates from Our Partners, May 21

As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, AJWS grantee-partners have shifted their work dramatically to meet the most desperate needs of their communities: food, protective equipment, life-saving information and more. Below, read how grantees in India and Mexico have adapted and evolved as COVID-19 tears through their communities. AJWS will continue to stand by all of …Read More

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AJWS In Action: Updates from Our Partners, May 14

While AJWS grantee partners continue to provide emergency relief including food and personal protective equipment, they are also deeply entrenched in the ongoing battle for human rights. Governments around the world are using the pandemic as cover to crackdown on the rights of vulnerable people, and AJWS grantees are on the frontlines to defend them. …Read More

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AJWS In Action: Updates from Our Partners, May 7

Disturbing trends are rising around the globe in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic—domestic violence, hunger and corruption among them. While AJWS grantee partners are responding immediately to help their communities stay safe in the fight against the coronavirus, they are also standing up the rights of the most vulnerable people on earth. AJWS will …Read More

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AJWS In Action: Updates from Our Partners, April 30

From domestic abuse to hunger and economic collapse, the pandemic is causing massive problems far beyond the virus itself. The activists and social change organizations AJWS supports are on the frontlines of the pandemic in the developing world. AJWS will continue to stand by all of our grantees in 19 countries during this global crisis—and …Read More

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Locking Down Domestic Violence in India During the Pandemic

When India declared a full, police-enforced lockdown in March to halt the spread of COVID-19, it immediately became the largest single response to the pandemic on earth: 1.35 billion people confined to their homes. But the lockdown quickly revealed dramatic, unintended consequences—including a severe surge in domestic violence. Indeed, India’s National Commission for Women recently …Read More

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AJWS in Action: Updates from Our Partners, April 23

In India, Mexico, Uganda and beyond, AJWS grantees are fighting everyday to protect their communities against COVID-19. These activists and social change organizations are on the frontlines of the pandemic in the developing world. AJWS will continue to stand by all of our grantees in 19 countries during this global crisis—and we will update you on …Read More

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