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Jordan Namerow


Top Seven Global Justice Victories in 2011

It’s the end of 2011 and, boy, do we have a lot to celebrate! For one thing, 2011 is the year Global Voices was born. But, more importantly, 2011 marked many victories for justice around the world. It’s all too easy to focus on the brokenness of our global community—indeed, there is so much to …Read More

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Liberia's Election Results – A Win for Women

President of Liberia and 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, was just re-elected for a second term of office. But her victory, described as “a boon for women,” was fraught with controversy. Sirleaf’s opponent, Winston Tubman of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) party, boycotted the election run-off, citing alleged irregularities and systematic …Read More

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Food Justice FTW. Momentum is Building!

We’re still flying high from the extraordinary success of Global Hunger Shabbat this past weekend. Over 250 communities and 10,000 people across the United States—from California to Kansas—and around the world in Israel, India and Nigeria (!) learned, reflected, and charged their activist batteries to make food justice a reality for everyone. Arielle Golden of …Read More

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What's Happening to Women and Girls in East Africa

There’s been considerable coverage of the East Africa famine over the past two weeks. In his NY Times op-ed last Sunday, Nick Kristof wrote about a famine-related subject that, for many people, is an afterthought: the unspeakable violence against women and girls that escalates in the face of food insecurity. Kristof writes: “At the very …Read More

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Providing Food, Preventing Violence: The Impact of Drought Relief in Northeastern Kenya

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been keeping you updated on our response to the famine in East Africa. The situation remains dire, but we’re beginning to see the positive impact of some of our partners. Take, for example, AJWS’s long-time partner Northern Aid (NAID)—an organization that has been implementing relief, rehabilitation and development initiatives …Read More

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New White House Policy on Human Rights Violators

We’re thrilled that President Obama announced today that his administration is taking new steps to prevent genocide by imposing serious consequences for human rights violators. The measures—which include the establishment of a standing interagency Atrocities Prevention Board and a proclamation prohibiting perpetrators of war crimes, crimes against humanity and serious violations of human rights from …Read More

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Tell Congress That East Africa Needs Our Help!

The current famine in East Africa demonstrates, more than ever, the importance of U.S. food aid in a time of crisis. But did you know that Congress is trying to cut this vital humanitarian aid? It’s true, and it’s dangerous. Fiscal responsibility is important, but when human lives are at stake, we cannot make trade-offs. …Read More

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