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.

What I Love About AJWS

We asked our supporters what they love about the AJWS community and our work to build a better world. Here’s what they shared!

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Why I’m hopeful

As 2017 draws to a close, I know how easy it is to feel the weight of despair. And yet, I’m taking time to celebrate global victories for human rights. Many of these victories haven’t made headline news, but they are making a life-saving difference for millions of people worldwide. I’m deeply proud that with …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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Land Rights Are Women’s Rights

According to the UN, women in the developing world make up 43% of the agricultural labor force but own only 15% of the land. While I find this figure unsettling, I can’t say that I’m surprised.

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A Chanukah Reflection from David Gregory

Why I Light my Chanukah Candles Every winter, as the days shorten and darken, I look forward to Chanukah. The sight of the candles over eight nights helps us create those sacred moments that daily life so often crowds out. The flicker of the flame evokes history, identity, shared experience. I see in my children …Read More

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