Photos courtesy of EMAC Empowering Marginalized Communities (EMAC), an AJWS grantee partner in Kenya, has two major goals supporting their local network of LGBTQI+ organizations and fighting against anti-LGBTQI+ stigma in their communities. Amazingly, they found a way to meet both in the most unlikely place: a chicken coop. EMAC supports grassroots groups of LGBTQI+ …Read More
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This Mother’s Day feels like the time for action rather than celebration. On Monday, Politico published a leaked draft of a Supreme Court decision that would eviscerate Roe v. Wade, the seminal decision that gave women control over whether or not to end a pregnancy. As a human rights organization rooted in Jewish values that …Read More
In the bustling metropolis of Bangalore, India—home to over 13 million people and known as “India’s Silicon Valley”—a young couple is following their passions for sustainable farming and social justice. Kavitha and Narendra are devoted to protecting the planet through their work, while also striving for equality in their marriage—something that’s not a given in …Read More
Pooja Gurjar is a young woman from Rajasthan. She was married off at the age of 16 years and sent to her marital home. At her insistence, she returned to live in her parents’ house and is has continued her education. She recently completed MJAS’ Grassroots Journalism course and wants to build her career in …Read More
The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare in alarming ways how unprepared the world has been to weather such a storm. Health care systems have buckled or broken under the strain of surging cases. Prolonged isolation and uncertainty has spawned a global mental health crisis, and people with other medical conditions have gone untreated. The pandemic …Read More
Learn more about these major threats facing communities around the world and discover the work of brave activists who, like Queen Esther did millennia ago, are standing up to halt injustice and save lives. Issue 1: The Climate crisis & environmental destruction Haman: The impacts of climate change in Uganda are widespread and devastating: Intense …Read More