Tanyanika Samuels

Showing Up for Women and Girls: Shyleen’s Fight

Shyleen recalls the moment that sparked her activism.   A woman was giving birth in her backyard near her home in Kisii County, southwestern Kenya. As midwives hurried about helping her, passersby crowded around, gawping. What should have been a private moment turned into a spectacle. Even now, years later, the memory of it is still …

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Smashing the Patriarchy: Richa’s Fight

Growing up in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, Richa was taught the do’s and don’ts of being a “good Indian girl.” “I actually had training on how to be a perfect wife and daughter-in-law according to Hindu society,” she said with an incredulous laugh. “My grandmother and mother always told me to behave a certain way. ‘Don’t …

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Putting Black Women and Girls at the Center: Flor Ángel’s Fight

Activism is in Flor Ángel’s DNA. The 28-year-old Dominican activist works with AJWS grantee Mujeres Sociopolíticas Mamá Tingó, a collective of social justice and community organizations fighting for equal rights for all women and girls. She comes from a long line of community organizers. Growing up in the southern locality of Batey La Altagracia, she …

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Peter Taback Named Vice President for Marketing and Communications   

New head of marketing and communications seeks to elevate marginalized global human rights voices in an ever evolving, competitive media landscape.    New York, NY — Today, Venus Devnani, Executive Vice President of American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the leading global Jewish human rights organization, announced Peter Taback as the new Vice President for Marketing …

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U.S. Foreign Policy on Haiti: The Way Forward

U.S. FOREIGN POLICY ON HAITI: THE WAY FORWARD As the United States and international community continue to discuss ways to support the Haitian people, American Jewish World Service and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee have issued the following joint statement and recommendations:  Over the past decade, the regime governing Haiti has stolen billions of dollars …

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