AJWS Blog

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.

4,700 New Refugees Every Day

As AJWS’s Director of Disaster Response and International Operations, I’m deeply alarmed that the global refugee crisis is continuing to escalate. More people were displaced worldwide in 2016 than any other year on record since World War II and its immediate aftermath.  Nearly 2 million of them are refugees who have fled a devastating situation …Read More

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Landmark Ruling Offers Hope to Kenya’s Indigenous Ogiek

Members of the indigenous Ogiek community, who made the hours-long journey from their home in Kenya’s Rift Valley to a packed courtroom in Arusha, Tanzania, erupted into cheer when judges decided a longstanding case in favor of this beleaguered community that has endured evictions from their ancestral lands. On May 26, the African Court of …Read More

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New Research from India Shows What Women Want at Work

What are the aspirations of young women living in the slums of Delhi? According to a new exploratory study by the Azad Foundation—an AJWS grantee in India—women in Delhi slums see careers and financial security as ways of achieving empowerment and a sense of self-worth. Many common themes arose among the young women who participated …Read More

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