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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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New video from India on gender inequality and political power

By Margo Mullinax, PhD, and Elizabeth Daube The 2018 Commission on the Status of Women is underway at the United Nations this week, and at AJWS, we’ve just launched a new video for the occasion. “When Women Lead: Manju’s Story” explores one compelling way of making women’s rights a reality: electing them into public office. …Read More

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AJWS Bay Area: What’s Happening

We live in a time when the news flashes before our eyes—a rollercoaster ride of stories that appear and vanish almost hourly. In this landscape, many critical struggles for human rights never make the front page.

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When Women Lead: Manju’s Story

RAJASTHAN, INDIA — At 23, Manju Kumari is already a sarpanch, the elected head of her rural village. And she’s one of a rising number of women in India filling these political positions, ever since the government reserved a proportion of village leadership seats for women. But in the face of longstanding gender inequality and …Read More

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