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.

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“We formed our union to have a collective voice”: Reflections from the Democratic Republic of Congo

Nikhil Aziz, Director of Natural Resource Rights at AJWS, is visiting AJWS’s grantee organizations in the Democratic Republic of Congo this week and sharing stories from his travels. Takuinja Ruzibuka of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s South Kivu province rises before dawn to cook, get her eight children ready and work on the family’s …Read More

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Children in a nearby village survey damage.

On the Ground in Nepal: 4th Update from AJWS Staff

AJWS’s Director of Disaster Response & International Operations, Samantha Wolthuis, and Associate Director of Risk Management and Administrative Services, Aaron Acharya, traveled to Nepal last week to lead AJWS’s response to the earthquake. This is the fourth on-the-ground update from Samantha and Aaron. Read their first, second, and third updates. Yesterday, we headed east to the Kavrepalanchok district, …Read More

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Thank you to the amazing JCC Manhattan Nursery School for your generous donation to our Nepal Earthquake Emergency Relief Fund!

Nursery school students help repair the world

Our President Ruth Messinger met with some adorable, charitable four-year-old students at the JCC Manhattan’s Nursery School this morning to thank them for their generous contribution to our Nepal Earthquake Emergency Relief Fund. The students organized a bake sale last week after learning about the devastating Nepal earthquake, raising more than $1,000 for our Nepal Fund! The students …Read More

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