Global Voices The Blog of American Jewish World Service

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.


Get to know AJWS’s Jacqueline Hart

Jacqueline Hart, Ph.D., joined American Jewish World Service in 2012 to lead the organization’s efforts to strategically learn and measure its impact in the developing world. Since then, she’s created research and evaluation initiatives that aim to deepen AJWS’s understanding of our work and to strengthen our impact. Under Jacqueline’s direction, AJWS uses these findings …Read More

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Photograph by Evan Abramson

On World Refugee Day, the Displaced People You’re Not Hearing About

The world has watched in horror as migrants and refugees from the Middle East and Africa have embarked on treacherous journeys across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. On this World Refugee Day, the international spotlight, rightly, shines on this vast crisis—and American Jewish World Service stands in solidarity with human rights organizations working in Europe to mitigate the devastation. But we also hope the world will remember the scores of people from other parts of the globe forced to flee their homes.

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Mourning, Pride and Perseverance

I am horrified, as I know the world is, by this past weekend’s murderous and hateful attack on LGBT people in Orlando. In the wake of this atrocity, I am joining with our AJWS community to pause, remember and mourn, so we can find the strength to fight another day.

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