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Lanni Solochek


Foundations Must Do Far More to Aid Transgender People

Transgender people are our colleagues, friends, neighbors, and family members. More than one million transgender people live in the United States, according to the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law. And in philanthropy, as many as one person in 50 people identifies as transgender or gender nonconforming, according Funders for LGBTQ Issues.

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American Jewish World Service Denounces Abuse and Harassment of Women in the Organized Jewish Community

Leading Global Human Rights Organization Supports Advocates for Gender Equity Worldwide In response to a detailed report in the New York Times about philanthropist Michael Steinhardt’s abuse and harassment of women professionals working in the organized Jewish community, Robert Bank, the President and CEO of American Jewish World Service and a member of the Executive …Read More

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Trump may be blind to foreign aid’s merits, but we must not be

The American people consistently demonstrate their values through generous private giving to lift up vulnerable people around the world. This giving funds programs that combat poverty and hunger, advance human rights, prevent disease and protect and educate children, among other laudable outcomes.

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Area rabbis talk human rights with representatives

In total, 28 American rabbis and social justice advocates participated in a human rights lobbying day organized by American Jewish World Service. They urged officials to take action on three human rights issues. They are advocating for human rights in Guatemala; justice for the Rohingya people in Burma, who have suffered genocide; and an end …Read More

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Leading Global Faith-Based Organization Calls on Congress to Pass HER Act and Repeal the Draconian “Global Gag Rule”

American Jewish World Service Welcomes Introduction of Global Health, Empowerment, and Rights Act American Jewish World Service (AJWS) Director of Government Affairs Rori Kramer issued this statement following the introduction of the Global Health, Empowerment, and Rights Act (HER Act) in the House and Senate: “As a leading global faith-based organization that supports advocates for …Read More

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American Rabbis Visit Guatemala to Support Human Rights Advocates

Rabbis from AZ, CA, KY, MA, MD, MO, NC, NY, OR, PA, TN and VA meet with leaders of organizations on the frontlines of the fight for human rights Fifteen American rabbis traveled to Guatemala for a week, as part of the prestigious Global Justice Fellowship run by American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the leading …Read More

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Leading International Human Rights Organization Supports Senate Bill on Burma’s Genocide Against the Rohingya People

In response to a bipartisan group of Senators calling on U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to designate Burma’s military actions against the Rohingya Muslim people a genocide, American Jewish World Service (AJWS) Director of Government Affairs Rori Kramer issued this statement: “America Jewish World Service (AJWS) applauds the bi-partisan group of Senators, led by …Read More

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Momentum on Democracy

A powerful movement is sweeping Nicaragua. Hundreds of thousands of people have flooded the streets in recent months to resist the authoritarian rule of president Daniel Ortega. Over the last 11 years, Ortega’s brutal regime has censored the press, done away with term limits for elected officials and repressed opposition parties. In April, when he reformed social security to increase the cost to workers while reducing payouts, the nation decided it had had enough.

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Momentum on Capitol Hill

The past two years have brought a litany of assaults on global human rights—many from within our own government. Among the most egregious: The Trump administration tried to slash funding for international aid and has cut off all funding to international organizations that support reproductive choice. To mitigate the administration’s threats, AJWS has participated in …Read More

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