Today is especially poignant for me, as the granddaughter of Edna Brill. April 19th marks the day my grandmother joined with thousands of other Jews in the Warsaw ghetto in 1943 to resist the Nazis’ plan to transport the remaining Jews in the ghetto to Treblinka for their extermination. This was the largest act of …Read More
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.
Watching girls and boys, men and women, striving together for gender equality in India gave me not only great hope, but also evidence that this better world is possible.
Today, we mark the International Day of Forests, a day to commemorate forests and to raise awareness about the vital role they play in the lives of people and in the health of our planet. Forests across the globe act as our lifelines. They sustain life for countless creatures, provide livelihoods to millions, and serve …Read More
I have just returned from Bangladesh, where I witnessed with my own eyes the results of the unspeakable atrocities being perpetrated against the Rohingya people of Burma (Myanmar). I spent two weeks in Jamtoli, Kutupalong and Balukhali Camps in Bangladesh, just across the border from Burma. These are just some of the many camps …Read More
By Margo Mullinax, PhD, and Elizabeth Daube The 2018 Commission on the Status of Women is underway at the United Nations this week, and at AJWS, we’ve just launched a new video for the occasion. “When Women Lead: Manju’s Story” explores one compelling way of making women’s rights a reality: electing them into public office. …Read More
“What these water companies do not want to understand, is that for us, water has no price, it is not merchandise, and it is not for sale. Water is sacred and it gives us life because without water we would not exist and there would not exist all the nature that gives us joy”. –Aura …Read More