In the Nyanza region of southwest Kenya, along the shoreline of the massive Lake Victoria, young women and girls face multiple barriers to creating the futures they dream for themselves. The area has among Kenya’s highest rates of girls dropping out of school — due to unplanned pregnancy, the need to help support their families …Read More
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Thank you so much for your support of our grantee-partners over this incredibly difficult year, as they have worked with courage and determination in the face of so many challenges — from the global pandemic to rising authoritarianism. We’re very pleased to share with you the spring edition of Stories of Hope & Resilience, a …Read More
There’s a haunting hush hanging all over New Delhi right now, broken only by the sirens of ambulances rushing by. A new variant that’s 15-times more contagious is tearing through our densely populated city, and indeed across the country. Hospitals are filled to capacity with sick people — leaving so many others to fend for …Read More
For most Haitians, everyday life has become dominated by chaos, terror and uncertainty. Nixon Boumba, AJWS’s Haiti Consultant, has worked with AJWS for nearly a decade and been a human rights activist in Haiti nearly all his adult life. Mr. Boumba used to start his day by taking a morning jog in the historic Pacot …Read More
On March 22, thousands of people marched on the streets of El Salvador’s capital city, San Salvador, to mark World Water Day — an international day recognizing water as a basic human right, and a resource that must be protected. Carrying posters, banners and flags, people led powerful chants: “Sin agua y sin semillas no …Read More
Though the COVID-19 pandemic is still creating challenges for AJWS grantee partners around the world, many found safe, powerful ways to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8. Each year, International Women’s Day—an important part of Women’s History Month—is an opportunity to focus on the victories of women activists and advocates, and their ongoing struggles …Read More