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Lanni Solochek


Improving the lives of intersex people in Kenya

Nestled in a quiet, leafy Nairobi neighborhood just a stone’s throw from the throbbing of sounds of a sprawling city market, is a refuge where intersex, transgender, and gender-nonconforming Kenyans can escape searing public judgment and discrimination.

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American Jewish World Service Applauds The Fact-Finding Mission On Myanmar; Calls On International Community To Act In The Face Of Injustice

Leading global human rights group demands accountability and justice against perpetrators in response to crimes against humanity committed against ethnic minorities in Myanmar.  Rori Kramer, Director of Government Affairs for American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the leading global Jewish human rights organization, issued the following statement as the United Nation’s Fact-Finding Mission released its final report about the situation of ethnic minorities in the Myanmar:  …Read More

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When the world stays silent

Yasmin and I were in Washington, D.C., meeting with officials to discuss the genocide in Myanmar. I reflected on my days at North Shore High School because that’s when I started asking questions about my family’s history.

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20 Jewish Organizations Urge Under Secretary of Treasury to Impose Targeted Sanctions against Burmese Military

AJWS and the Jewish Rohingya Justice Network* call for swift action by the Department of Treasury to hold Burmese military accountable 20 Jewish organizational leaders, representing the Jewish Rohingya Justice Network, called on Under Secretary of the Treasury Sigal Mandelker to pursue justice and accountability for the Rohingya people and all ethnic minorities in Burma. …Read More

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AJWS Applauds the U.S. House Of Representatives for Addressing Genocide Of the Rohingya People in The National Defense Authorization Act

Leading Human Rights Group calls on the U.S. Senate to pass the same provisions without delay Rori Kramer, Director of Government Affairs for American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the leading global Jewish human rights organization, issued the following statement as the U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes calls for …Read More

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New Human Rights Panel Raises Fears of a Narrowing U.S. Advocacy

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday that he was installing a human rights advisory panel in the State Department, and named a conservative law professor as its chairwoman, to review and tighten the agency’s definition of human rights and ensure it is grounded in the “nation’s founding principles” and a 1948 United Nations declaration.

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It’s time to end the abusive practice of child marriage

This year, 12 million girls will be married before the age of 18. Some of them will likely be Canadians. But for all of them, it means that they are more likely to have little education, live in poverty, face violence and a higher risk of dying in childbirth as well as a lifetime of …Read More

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