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.

Our fight for women and girls

I’m so inspired by the images of hundreds of thousands of people—including supporters of AJWS—who filled the streets of New York, D.C., Boston, Los Angeles and many other cities for the second annual Women’s March. And while my spirits are lifted by this wellspring of support for women’s rights, I am more concerned than ever …Read More

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United, We Demand Justice for the Rohingya People

In a time marked by divisiveness and disagreement in our country and within the American Jewish community, something truly momentous happened earlier this month. A diverse and influential group of Jewish organizations and leaders—spanning nearly every part of the American Jewish community—came together to make a bold statement in a united voice: Stop the massacre …Read More

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Why I’m hopeful

As 2017 draws to a close, I know how easy it is to feel the weight of despair. And yet, I’m taking time to celebrate global victories for human rights. Many of these victories haven’t made headline news, but they are making a life-saving difference for millions of people worldwide. I’m deeply proud that with …Read More

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Celebrating Progress Toward Universal Human Rights

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Today we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Drafted and adopted by the United Nations in the aftermath of the atrocities of World War II, the Declaration’s 30 articles were codified as …Read More

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