AJWS Staff

A Global Hunger Emergency

Our hearts are with the people of Ukraine as they continue to endure unspeakable suffering from Russia’s ruthless invasion. As the conflict persists, deadly ripple effects are becoming evident far beyond Ukraine’s borders. Exports of grain, fertilizer and fuel from the region have ground to a halt, accelerating a rising global hunger and economic emergency. …Read More

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Stories of Hope to Lift You Up

We’re approaching two full years since the World Health Organization deemed COVID-19 a pandemic — a declaration that has changed so many elements of our lives. Since then, we’ve watched multiple humanitarian crises explode, including an attempted coup here at home, a steep rise in global authoritarianism, and just last week, Russia’s brutal invasion of …Read More

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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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