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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In the tiny town of Santa María Jaltianguis nestled in the mountains of Oaxaca state, dozens of little schoolchildren at the Escuela Tadeusz Kosciuszko are receiving a big lesson—both inside and outside the classroom.
As the festival of Shavuot approaches, I am reflecting back on the revelatory experiences in my life. This past spring, I was so frantically busy that it wasn’t until I slowed down that I realized I was having an experience that was changing me in a profound way. I know I’m not the only one …Read More
This month marks eight years since the end of the decades-long conflict in Sri Lanka. Although many of the physical, emotional and psychological scars left behind by the war have yet to heal, American Jewish World Service is working with local partners to ensure the rehabilitation continues as Sri Lankans take charge to rebuild their …Read More
In recent years, they helped create constitutional protections for LGBT people, launched a film festival at a prestigious national venue, and inspired the country’s first openly gay candidate to run for political office. But progress wasn’t always so close at hand for RevASA, a Dominican LGBT rights organization supported by AJWS and its parent organization, …Read More