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Lanni Solochek


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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Momentum on LGBTI Rights

In 2010, as rumors of a same-sex wedding swirled in the conservative coastal city of Mombasa, Kenya, angry Muslim and Christian religious leaders mobilized locals to “flush out the gays.”

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Momentum on Legal Justice

In 1981, during the Guatemalan armed conflict, 21-year-old political activist Emma Molina Theissen was arrested, brutally raped and tortured for nine days by the military.

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Momentum on Gender Equality

One afternoon when Sonali Khatun was only 14, she returned home from school in her small village of Sahanagar, India, to find rows of chairs set up in her family’s mud house.

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Momentum on Halting Mining

In El Salvador last year, a group of local farmers proved that water is more valuable than gold. The situation was dire: An upswing in gold mining had poisoned the water supply and caused dramatic increases in cancer and kidney disease. Twelve grassroots groups organized thousands of local people to pressure the government to intervene. …Read More

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