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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.

The Kenyan Organization Raising Funds and Fighting LGTBQI+ Stigma with a Poultry Breeding Program

Photos courtesy of EMAC Empowering Marginalized Communities (EMAC), an AJWS grantee partner in Kenya, has two major goals supporting their local network of LGBTQI+ organizations and fighting against anti-LGBTQI+ stigma in their communities. Amazingly, they found a way to meet both in the most unlikely place: a chicken coop. EMAC supports grassroots groups of LGBTQI+ …Read More

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Reproductive rights are human rights

This Mother’s Day feels like the time for action rather than celebration. On Monday, Politico published a leaked draft of a Supreme Court decision that would eviscerate Roe v. Wade, the seminal decision that gave women control over whether or not to end a pregnancy. As a human rights organization rooted in Jewish values that …Read More

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Creating their own path: building a gender-equal family and a more just world

In the bustling metropolis of Bangalore, India—home to over 13 million people and known as “India’s Silicon Valley”—a young couple is following their passions for sustainable farming and social justice. Kavitha and Narendra are devoted to protecting the planet through their work, while also striving for equality in their marriage—something that’s not a given in …Read More

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