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.

Winning the Fight for Vaccine Equity in the Dominican Republic

As talk of COVID-19 vaccines swept the world in early 2021, a new human rights crisis was already looming: profound disparities in who would receive a life-saving shot and who would face the pandemic unprotected. In the Dominican Republic, this inequity quickly became a reality: on February 16, Dominican President Luis Abinader announced a national …Read More

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What Pride Means to Me: A Ugandan LGBTQI+ Activist Speaks Out

This story was written by Julius Kagawa, Executive Director of AJWS grantee partner Support Initiative for People with Congenital Disorders (SIPD) in Uganda. SIPD creates awareness on intersex issues and advocate for a more open, tolerant, and supportive society towards children and people with intersex conditions. For so many years, I existed under a cloud …Read More

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Strength to Keep Fighting: Stories of Hope and Resilience

Thank you so much for your support of our grantee-partners over this incredibly difficult year, as they have worked with courage and determination in the face of so many challenges — from the global pandemic to rising authoritarianism. We’re very pleased to share with you the spring edition of Stories of Hope & Resilience, a …Read More

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