Sumit Galhotra

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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Rising Above the Rubble: Stories of Hope in the Aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

Françoise’s story When you walk into what remains of Françoise Inocent’s ravaged cement home—remnants of a stairway at the front, steel rods and slabs of walls still standing, and mounds of rubble, all exposed to the open skies—it’s hard not to lose morale. Hurricane Matthew wrecked thousands of homes like this, robbing countless Haitians of …Read More

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Liberia’s Land Bill in Limbo

A narrow window is quickly drawing shut for Liberia to enact a landmark law that would guarantee millions of its people the right to formally own the land they have long lived on and farmed. If the Liberian legislature fails to pass the bill by a deadline currently set for the end of this month, …Read More

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