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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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
In the Nyanza region of southwest Kenya, along the shoreline of the massive Lake Victoria, young women and girls face multiple barriers to creating the futures they dream for themselves. The area has among Kenya’s highest rates of girls dropping out of school — due to unplanned pregnancy, the need to help support their families …Read More
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
There’s a haunting hush hanging all over New Delhi right now, broken only by the sirens of ambulances rushing by. A new variant that’s 15-times more contagious is tearing through our densely populated city, and indeed across the country. Hospitals are filled to capacity with sick people — leaving so many others to fend for …Read More
With July 4th approaching, I am writing to affirm that securing the promise of democracy for the people of the world is on my mind every day, as I know it is for you. Without democratic rights, neither we nor the activists we support can fight to create a more just world. That’s why upholding …Read More