Jenn Lavelle

#16Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence starts today!

Today marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and the start of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. We’re participating because we believe that all people—including women and girls—have the right to live free from violence, and to make their own decisions about their bodies, health, and futures.

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Statement by Robert Bank, President and CEO of American Jewish World Service (AJWS) on Holding the Ugandan Government and Police Accountable for Human Rights Violations

  Background NEW YORK—On Thursday, August 4, police in Uganda raided a nightclub where an annual LGBTI pride celebration was taking place. In addition to brutalizing participants in the pride event, the police detained leaders of civil society organizations who are engaged in advocacy for the LGBTI community. This attack is part of an overall …

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