Lanni Solochek

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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Jewish groups in US welcome bill on Rohingya crisis, says paper

Jewish groups in the United States have welcomed the introduction of a bipartisan bill in the Senate to sanction Myanmar officials responsible for the persecution of the Rohingya, a publication based in New York has reported. The Forward, which serves the large and influential Jewish American community, reported on April 15 that the Burma Human …Read More

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United States should take the lead in restoring democracy in Nicaragua

A year after Nicaragua’s streets filled with students, pensioners, farmers and feminists, all protesting the authoritarian rule of President Daniel Ortega, the country is in crisis. Instead of negotiating a way out, Ortega continues to crush dissent. His government stands accused of conducting a widespread, systematic attack against civilians, including murder, torture and arbitrary detentions.

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This is why migrants trek from Guatemala to the United States

As a spiritual leader, I am often asked to give guidance on today’s most difficult dilemmas. “Rabbi,” asks a congregant, “what can we, as Americans, do about the steady stream of immigrants crossing our southern border in search of a better life?” My reply is simple: If we want to create systemic change, we must …Read More

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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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