AJWS Blog

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.

COVID-19 Strikes the Developing World

COVID-19 has arrived in the countries where AJWS works—threatening the lives and livelihoods of some of the world’s most vulnerable people. There are now confirmed cases of COVID-19 in every single country that we serve, and though the official count is in the hundreds, there are likely thousands more unconfirmed cases due to lack of …Read More

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Defending Human Rights During COVID-19

The world looks different each and every day when we wake up. We’re all aware of these drastic changes, because we’re living through them together: school closings, the shuttering of local businesses and restaurants, cancelled gatherings and, of course, the mounting statistics of reported cases and deaths caused by COVID-19. In the past few days, …Read More

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Rebuilding Palu: Women Take Charge

Happy International Women’s Day—from Palu, Indonesia, where women are demanding their rights and taking action. It’s been two years since the 2018 earthquake and tsunami that devastated this seaside community, but thousands of people still live in temporary shelters with limited food, water and electricity. Activist Sri Haris is protesting the government’s slow delivery of …Read More

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Why We’re Hopeful for 2020

We’re excited to share with you the winter edition of Stories of Hope, a special selection of videos, articles and news from our grantee partners that gives us hope in our work for justice and equality around the world. From activists sharing their aspirations for the New Year, to a girl in India rejecting child …Read More

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Just Married

I am delighted to share with you, my AJWS friends, that I got married at the end of last year. For many of us, marriage sounds like a common milestone—but it was unthinkable for someone like me in most parts of the United States until 2015, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that all states …Read More

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