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Madeline Cohen


The Kenyan Organization Raising Funds and Fighting LGTBQI+ Stigma with a Poultry Breeding Program

Photos courtesy of EMAC Empowering Marginalized Communities (EMAC), an AJWS grantee partner in Kenya, has two major goals supporting their local network of LGBTQI+ organizations and fighting against anti-LGBTQI+ stigma in their communities. Amazingly, they found a way to meet both in the most unlikely place: a chicken coop. EMAC supports grassroots groups of LGBTQI+ …Read More

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Venus Devnani McClelland Named Executive Vice President of American Jewish World Service

To drive meaningful social impact, organizations must be at the vanguard of justice and change, developing people-forward programs and practices that center marginalized communities in every aspect of mission delivery. Venus Devnani McClelland Named Executive Vice President of American Jewish World Service Today, Robert Bank, President and CEO of American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the …Read More

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A Year After Dual Disasters Hit Guatemala, Communities on the Road to Repair

In early November 2020, Hurricane Eta tore through Guatemala’s Caribbean coast and on to the north-central region of Ixcán, leaving many communities that AJWS supports in tatters. Just two weeks later — communities still reeling from the carnage of Hurricane Eta — disaster struck again when Hurricane Iota slammed into the same areas, leading to even more catastrophic damage. Now, a year after this series of destructive natural …Read More

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Leading global Jewish human rights organization, which supports advocates for democratic rights worldwide, condemns refusal by 43 U.S. senators to hold former president Trump accountable for his assault on U.S. democracy.

AJWS praises House impeachment managers for making a clear case and lauds 57 U.S. Senators of both parties who voted to hold Trump accountable. In response to the U.S. Senate’s vote on the article of impeachment against former president Donald Trump, Robert Bank, President and CEO of American Jewish World Service, released the following statement. …Read More

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Leading Global Jewish Human Rights Group Denounces New USAID Gender Policy Which Denies the Rights of Women, Girls, and LGBTQI+ People

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) calls on incoming Biden administration to rescind disastrous policy Today, in response to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) releasing its 2020 Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Policy, Rori Kramer, Director of U.S. Advocacy at American Jewish World Service, released the following statement: “USAID’s new gender policy is one …Read More

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