During my beautiful – smaller this year because of COVID-19 – Rosh Hashanah celebration with my husband, our family and friends, I was thinking about you and all of our supporters. I was thinking how grateful I am for you and all who sincerely wish to do good in the world, upholding our deep and …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.
As you know, this has been a summer of painful extremes. Brutal heat waves, fires and floods have swept the globe — clear effects of climate change. Surges of new variants of COVID-19 are making our hoped-for return to ‘normalcy’ more tentative than it seemed just months ago. And waves of political violence have torn …Read More
In parts of India, deeply traditional and patriarchal social norms mean that people coming out as LGBTQI+ can result in their families abandoning them — or worse. That was the case for a young lesbian couple this year in the Hindu pilgrimage city of Madurai, in the Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The women’s …Read More
When we launched an emergency campaign to respond to India’s unprecedented COVID-19 surge earlier this year, we were deeply moved by how generously and quickly the AJWS community responded. Our campaign this spring allowed us to write emergency grants to dozens of our partner organizations across the country, enabling them to support their communities by …Read More
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