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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.

Meet the activists fighting to save Haitian democracy

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

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Women Up Front: See How AJWS Grantees Celebrated International Women’s Day

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

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Tikkun Olam in a Pandemic and Beyond: Acting Together Globally

This essay was published in February 2021 in The Peoplehood Papers, a project of The Center for Jewish Peoplehood Education in collaboration with AJWS, JDC Entwine, OLAM, Repair and Gabriel Project Mumbai. Click here to read the complete collection. In the midst of a global pandemic, social unrest, economic uncertainty and the climate crisis, many …Read More

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A Jewish call to action during Black History Month

Each Black History Month serves as an opportunity for me—A Black, Jewish, gay, American man—to celebrate the legacy of the changemakers who came before me, whose shoulders I stand on, and whose hard work allows me to live and work the way that I do. During this most unusual year, I’m looking toward the future …Read More

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