In a time of escalating fear, brokenness and despair, supporters of AJWS aren’t losing hope. Learn how we’re harnessing optimism to build a better world together.
The AJWS community has a lot to say about what's happening in the world. Read our insights about the struggle for justice and human rights around the globe.
Millions of children around the world are suffering from violence, hunger and discrimination—from Rohingya children living in squalid refugee camps in Bangladesh, to girls in Uganda who are recovering from sexual abuse in the aftermath of Uganda’s civil war. Fortunately, AJWS’s grantees are restoring hope, dignity and human rights for children who face injustice all over the world.
In 2015, Aldo Alexander Peña was on his way to a pride parade in the capital of El Salvador. He was excited. It was his first time joining the parade since he began hormone replacement therapy, which helped his appearance align with his identity as a transgender man. But what should have been a day …Read More
Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude. We are grateful for all the good that we have experienced this year, from food to family to moments of joy. We are also grateful for the strength that has enabled us to confront profound challenges in our lives, our country and around the globe.
As I reflect on the horrors of Kristallnacht, and the horrors that followed, I cannot help but find tragic parallels in the chilling stories about the Rohingya people, 600,000 of whom have been forced to flee their homes in Burma.
Since 2000, AJWS grantee Las Reinas Chulas (“The Badass Queens), a Mexican feminist cabaret troupe, has been using the power of theater to ignite debate and activism in a country where people face formidable challenges such as discrimination, violence and injustice.