Even in challenging times, AJWS’s grantees around the globe are building a better world. They are lifting communities out of poverty, challenging gender inequality, protecting land and water, forging peace and changing millions of lives. Together with them, we are repairing the world—tikkun olam. Below, you’ll find stories of our grantees’ action and activism that …Read More
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.
Naomi had only been volunteering with COMCAVIS Trans, an organization that defends the rights of transgender people in El Salvador, for about a month when she ran into trouble with the law. “Out of economic necessity,” she says, “I had a legal issue that led me to be incarcerated.” But as a trans woman in …Read More
Kenyan activists are turning the tide against a multi-billion-dollar infrastructure project that threatens to destroy lives and the environment.
Tragically, the Trump administration is encouraging authoritarian leaders around the world to indulge their baser instincts—and many of our grantee partners and their communities are feeling the repercussions firsthand.
In a garden in Casamance, Senegal, sprouts poke hopefully out of the soil. They are the simple beginnings of carrots, onions and radishes. But they represent so much more than food. The women who planted and nurtured them are recovering from years of fear and violence. Casamance, the southwestern region of Senegal, has been ravaged …Read More