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David L. Marcus


Leading Global Jewish Human Rights Organization Calls for Solidarity with LGBTQI+ People During Pandemic

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) calls on all countries to respect human rights of vulnerable communities scapegoated for COVID-19 On International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT), Rori Kramer, Director of U.S. Advocacy at American Jewish World Service, issued this statement: “As the world marks the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, we …Read More

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Human Rights Organizations Call On U.S. State Department To Protect Human Rights In Myanmar (Burma) In The Face Of Covid-19

64 U.S. organizations say Myanmar’s government and military must protect vulnerable communities Today, 64 organizations sent a joint letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to demand that Myanmar (Burma) make a priority of promoting human rights as COVID-19 spreads. Rori Kramer, Director of U.S. Advocacy at American Jewish World Service, the leading global …Read More

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Leading Global Jewish Human Rights Organization Denounces Trump’s Decision to Withhold Funding from WHO

American Jewish World Service Calls for International Solutions to the Global Pandemic In response to President Trump’s decision to withhold U.S. funding from the World Health Organization (WHO), Rori Kramer, Director of U.S. Advocacy at American Jewish World Service, issued the following statement: “We are appalled that the Trump administration is once again turning its …Read More

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Leading Jewish Global Human Rights Group Warns of COVID-19’s Danger to Rohingya People, Calls On U.S. to Act

American Jewish World Service gravely concerned that hundreds of thousands are in peril Tracey Gurd, Senior Director of Civil and Political Rights and Advocacy for American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the leading global Jewish human rights organization, issued the following statement as the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to spread to refugee camps in Bangladesh and internally displaced …Read More

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Leading Jewish Global Human Rights Group Mobilizes More Than 300 Jewish Clergy Members to Urge U.S. State Department to Disband Commission on Unalienable Rights

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) says human rights must be protected for vulnerable people, including women, girls, and LGBTQI people Today, 302 Jewish clergy from across 35 states and the District of Columbia joined to send a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressing opposition to the Commission on Unalienable Rights. Rori Kramer, …Read More

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Leading Global Jewish Charity Seeks Donations to Support Local Groups Across Developing Countries As Covid-19 Spreads

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) Supports Locally Driven Efforts as Pandemic Hits the Developing World NEW YORK – American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the leading global Jewish human rights organization, is raising funds for coronavirus prevention, mitigation and community health education in 19 countries in the developing world. Building on its long history of providing …Read More

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Leading Global Jewish Human Rights Group Urges U.S. Congress to Reject President Trump’s Proposed Foreign Aid Cuts 

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) calls on legislators to protect international programs for women, girls and LGBTQI+ people  In response to the introduction of President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget, Rori Kramer, Director of Government Affairs at American Jewish World Service, issued the following statement: “We strongly denounce President Trump’s unceasing attempts to obliterate America’s …Read More

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Leading Global Jewish Human Rights Group Urges U.S. House of Representatives to Examine the Harmful Impacts of the Global Gag Rule 

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) emphasizes the importance of sexual health and rights for vulnerable groups worldwide   As the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee prepares for the February 5 hearing, “Unique Challenges Women Face in Global Health,” Rori Kramer, Director of Government Affairs for American Jewish World Service (AJWS), issued the following statement:  “We applaud …Read More

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U.S. Clergy Visit Guatemala to Support Human Rights Advocates

Leaders from 10 states meet with activists on the frontlines of the fight for human rights in Guatemala Fourteen influential Jewish  clergy are heading to synagogues and other organizations across the United States this week after traveling through Guatemala as fellows of the prestigious Global Justice Fellowship run by American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the …Read More

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Leading Jewish Human Rights Group Urges Repeal of the Harmful Global Gag Rule 

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) elevates the voices of groups affected by the draconian rule in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.    Shari Turitz, Vice President for Programs at American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the leading global Jewish human rights organization, issued the following statement on the third anniversary of the global gag rule: “Today, on the …Read More

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