Tamar Karpuj

In Their Own Country, Landowners for the First Time.

In the hot, rural plains of Altaverapaz, Guatemala, there is a small agrarian community, 81 families strong. They’ve only just arrived at La Flecha in the last year, trickling in to this neglected farm after being displaced from different lands in the region. Life in La Flecha isn’t easy. Small cinderblock houses with tin roofs …Read More

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Moral Courage in Action: AJWS’s Global Justice Fellows in Guatemala

In January, AJWS’s Global Justice Fellows traveled to Guatemala for an immersive lesson in moral courage and activism. This cohort of 15 rabbis passionate about social justice met with many AJWS grantees—from journalists and midwives, to attorneys and human rights defenders—who are leading movements to curb corruption, create a free press, advance women’s rights, and …Read More

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LGBTI Salvadorans Create Community, Support and Inclusion

Low, multicolored buildings line the streets of La Union, a small coastal city on the southwestern gulf of El Salvador. A rural town of approximately 30,000 residents, La Union is not exactly a bustling metropolis—and not the first place one would expect to find a thriving LGBTI community. And yet, this sleepy town is home …Read More

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Celebrating Progress Toward Universal Human Rights

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Today we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Drafted and adopted by the United Nations in the aftermath of the atrocities of World War II, the Declaration’s 30 articles were codified as …Read More

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