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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.

AJWS in Action: Updates from Our Partners, June 4

Across the developing world, AJWS grantee-partners continue to meet the most desperate needs of their communities: food, protective equipment, life-saving information and more. But simultaneously, they are collaborating with each other, protesting government corruption and marching forward to build a better world. Below, read two such stories from grantee-partners in Guatemala. AJWS will continue to …Read More

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Joint Statement and Recommendations By the Child, Early & Forced Marriage & Unions and Sexuality Working Group, and Partners

The global pandemic COVID-19 lays bare and exacerbates existing inequalities. For adolescent girls and young women in many places, this means that the harmful impacts of patriarchy and gender inequality are magnified and intensified. The coronavirus pandemic and associated lockdowns heighten the perpetration of gender-based violence; elevate risks of child, early and forced marriage and …Read More

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A Time to Mourn. A Time to Act.

By now, all of us are haunted by the image of a black man, George Floyd, being asphyxiated by a white Minneapolis police officer — recorded for all to view. I cannot get this brutal picture out of my mind, and, like you, I am heartbroken and outraged. George Floyd’s murder is the latest in …Read More

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Burma Faces a Deadline for Reporting on Genocide Against the Rohingya People—and the World Needs Transparency

Myanmar has a deadline: This Saturday, the government needs to report to the highest court of the United Nations on how it is preventing further acts of genocide against the Rohingya. Tragically, it will be kept secret from those most affected by what it has to say. I am Rohingya, part of the predominantly Muslim ethnic minority that …Read More

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AJWS in Action: Updates from Our Partners, May 21

As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, AJWS grantee-partners have shifted their work dramatically to meet the most desperate needs of their communities: food, protective equipment, life-saving information and more. Below, read how grantees in India and Mexico have adapted and evolved as COVID-19 tears through their communities. AJWS will continue to stand by all of …Read More

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