Sumit Galhotra

Sumit Galhotra is the Communications Officer for Human Rights and Story Development at American Jewish World Service.

Recovering from Nepal’s Earthquakes, Two Years Later: Part I

As we mark two years since Nepal’s devastating earthquakes, we draw inspiration from the brave responders who rushed to the frontlines of relief efforts despite suffering personal losses and setbacks. Today, these leaders continue to help their communities get back on their feet and rebuild the country—brick by brick, village after village. The April 2015 …Read More

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Fighting LGBTI Discrimination and Violence in El Salvador

Daniela Rodriguez. Yasuri Orellana. Elizabeth Castillo. These are the names of the three transgender women who were brutally slain last month in El Salvador. The string of murders made headlines and raised questions about the safety of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people across the country. Although the government of El Salvador does not track …Read More

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Sebastián’s Courageous Journey

All of his friends were moving on with their lives and heading off to college, but Sebastián Flores Cerritos felt stuck. Sebastián felt he couldn’t embark on his own journey until he could live a life true to himself. In 2010, he summoned the courage to tell his parents that he felt deeply uncomfortable in …Read More

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Building Resilience in the Wake of Adversity: AJWS Trains Advocates from across Asia on Disaster Response

  Earlier this month, AJWS brought together 34 activists from 17 human rights organizations in five countries for a workshop on disaster response. The participants—many of them respected human rights leaders in Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Burma and the Philippines—had been on the frontlines of relief efforts during catastrophes like the earthquakes that struck Nepal …Read More

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