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.
On a yellow wall, in a tiny school in the Dominican Republic, there is a sign—hand-painted in Spanish with cheery colors. It looks like the kind of sign you might find in any preschool, with a reminder of classroom rules—“Share your toys… Raise your hand… Don’t hit.” But instead, the sign reads: “These are my …Read More
Many countries around the world are experiencing a brutal crackdown on activism—making activists and human rights defenders (HRDs) vulnerable to vilification and attacks.
Over the past 70 years since its creation, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has helped shape the missions of human rights organizations and defenders around the world.
Over and over in my travels throughout the 19 countries where AJWS works in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, I’ve been struck by our grantee partners who toil tirelessly to protect the world’s most vulnerable communities. As 2018 comes to an end, I find myself reflecting on these human rights defenders. These …Read More
“We live in a fantastic moment, when if someone gets tested and is able to access effective treatment in a supportive environment, there’s no reason they should not have a full and healthy life. We’ve made tremendous progress in recent decades, and today we have the knowledge, technology and treatments to see an AIDS-free generation …Read More