AJWS Staff

What Pride Means to Me: A Ugandan LGBTQI+ Activist Speaks Out

This story was written by Julius Kagawa, Executive Director of AJWS grantee partner Support Initiative for People with Congenital Disorders (SIPD) in Uganda. SIPD creates awareness on intersex issues and advocate for a more open, tolerant, and supportive society towards children and people with intersex conditions. For so many years, I existed under a cloud …Read More

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Strength to Keep Fighting: Stories of Hope and Resilience

Thank you so much for your support of our grantee-partners over this incredibly difficult year, as they have worked with courage and determination in the face of so many challenges — from the global pandemic to rising authoritarianism. We’re very pleased to share with you the spring edition of Stories of Hope & Resilience, a …Read More

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Meet the activists fighting to save Haitian democracy

*On July 7, 2021, President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated in his home in Port-au-Prince. The work of the activists featured in this piece is now more critical than ever as the Haitian people navigate through a new period of violence and uncertainty. We will continue to update you as the situation evolves on the ground, …Read More

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Women Up Front: See How AJWS Grantees Celebrated International Women’s Day

Though the COVID-19 pandemic is still creating challenges for AJWS grantee partners around the world, many found safe, powerful ways to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8. Each year, International Women’s Day—an important part of Women’s History Month—is an opportunity to focus on the victories of women activists and advocates, and their ongoing struggles …Read More

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Stories of hope to warm up your winter

We’re pleased to share with you the winter edition of Stories of Hope & Resilience, a special selection of stories from the advocates we support around the world, who are leading the fight for human rights. As an AJWS supporter, you make their work possible — these stories wouldn’t exist without you. Here in the …Read More

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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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