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Lanni Solochek


Guatemala is Attacking its Independent Judges: The United States Must Do More to Ensure an Independent Judiciary

Statement by AJWS Senior Director of Civil and Political Rights and Advocacy, Tracey Gurd, on the attempts to dismantle an independent judicial system in Guatemala As U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris plans her visit to Guatemala in June, we encourage her to focus on the attacks on the country’s democracy, especially those aimed at Guatemala’s …Read More

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Statement of Robert Bank, President and CEO of American Jewish World Service (AJWS) on guilty verdicts in the murder of George Floyd

Leader of global Jewish human rights organization praises jury for holding former police officer accountable and vows to continue fight for true justice “We are grateful that a jury of his peers convicted Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, for the murder of George Floyd, a Black man, on the streets of Minneapolis last …Read More

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American Jewish World Service (AJWS) Hails Reintroduction of the Abortion is Health Care Everywhere Act

U.S. House of Representatives Must Pass this Legislation to Repeal the Helms Amendment, in order to Secure Comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Today, the reintroduction of the Abortion is Health Care Everywhere Act in the U.S. House of Representatives is a necessary and welcome step to achieving reproductive justice, according to American Jewish …Read More

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Restore Democracy And Human Rights To Burma Now

Robert Bank, President and CEO of American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the leading global Jewish human rights organization, issued the following statement after today’s events in Burma. “Today’s unfolding coup is a terrifying setback for the cause of democracy and human rights in Burma. In detaining National League for Democracy (NLD) officials and pro-democracy leaders …Read More

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American Jewish World Service (AJWS) Welcomes Introduction of Legislation That Permanently Repeals the Global Gag Rule

Leading Global Jewish Human Rights Organization Urges Congress to Take Up and Pass Legislation to Promote Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Rori Kramer, Director of U.S. Advocacy at American Jewish World Service (AJWS), issued the following statement after the introduction of the Global Health, Empowerment, and Rights (HER) Act in the Senate and U.S. …Read More

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Leading Global Jewish Human Rights Group Applauds President Biden’s Action to Revoke the Global Gag Rule

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) Urges the Biden-Harris administration to take additional steps to support reproductive and sexual health and rights worldwide In response to President Biden’s rescission of the global gag rule, Memorandum on Protecting Women’s Health at Home and Abroad, Rori Kramer, Director of U.S. Advocacy at American Jewish World Service, issued the …Read More

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Rabbis and Cantors From Every Major Jewish Religious Movement Call on the Incoming Biden-Harris Administration to Place Human Rights at the Center of U.S. Foreign Policy

Joining with rabbis and cantors, American Jewish World Service says lifting up human rights is a key step to the U.S. regaining its standing in the world. Today, more than 265 Jewish clergy — rabbis and cantors  from 34 states and the District of Columbia representing all major Jewish religious movements  — called on President-elect …Read More

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Next steps for foreign policy

President-elect Joe Biden promises to cooperate with our allies on economic, political and environmental issues that span borders. That’s a big step forward in reasserting America’s global leadership, but Biden needs to do even more: He needs to swiftly address issues of human rights, justice and poverty in the Global South, especially for people whose voices are …Read More

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Statement by Robert Bank, President and CEO of American Jewish World Service, on the election of former Vice President Joseph Biden Jr. and Senator Kamala Harris as President and Vice President of the United States

Statement by Robert Bank, President and CEO of American Jewish World Service, on the election of former Vice President Joseph Biden Jr. and Senator Kamala Harris as President and Vice President of the United States “As the leading global Jewish human rights organization, we are encouraged by the apparent outcome of the U.S. presidential election, …Read More

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