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
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.
This summer, when so much of the world is riven by divisive politics and hostility, I’m reveling in books, podcasts and television shows. All these offer messages of hope but also make me think deeply about what’s wrong with our world and provide insights into making it better. Here are some of my favorites: Half …Read More
Happy Pride Month! At AJWS, we’re proud of the activists we support around the world who work tirelessly to bend the arc of the moral universe toward justice for all people—no matter who they are or whom they love. Thanks to your support, we’re one of the largest funders of LGBTQI rights worldwide. This year, …Read More
On June 20, we recognize World Refugee Day—a day to stand in solidarity with millions of people forced to leave their homes to save their lives, escaping towards an uncertain future. Few communities around the world face more uncertainty than the Rohingya people of Myanmar (Burma). After decades of government persecution and violence, this ethnic minority from Burma’s Rakhine state is …Read More
As dusk turned to night in Chiang Mai some weeks ago, I felt adrenaline coursing through my body as thousands of people poured onto the streets of this city in northern Thailand for the country’s biggest LGBTQI pride march in a decade. At the same time, my mind was flooded with memories of Pride …Read More
This month marks the 50th anniversary of the historic Stonewall uprising in New York City—an event that ignited the modern gay rights movement. In honor of that powerful, life-changing legacy, I am reflecting on the grit and courage of LGBTQI leaders I have met around the world who are achieving historic victories large and small …Read More