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.

Gratitude to People who Live Close to the Earth

As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving at a time of climate crisis, I am pausing to share my gratitude to Indigenous Peoples and others around the world who live close to nature, care for the earth and battle climate change. Through my travels for AJWS, I have been fortunate to meet, break bread with and …Read More

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Vaishali (center) joins in group activities for young women at Vikalp.

Raising Her Voice: Vaishali’s Story

When Vaishali Sen was 9 years old, she loved to watch “Indian Idol.” Like its American counterpart, the show featured amateur singers hoping to launch their careers. Secretly, Vaishali wanted to do the same. She’d always loved to sing.   But in her rural village in Rajasthan, India, good girls weren’t supposed to dream big. They …Read More

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Our Jewish New Year’s Resolution

With the Jewish New Year nearly upon us, we have so much to fight for—solving the climate crisis, ending bigotry and persecution, and so much more. We also have many reasons to be hopeful and to celebrate all the progress we made in the last year. Below, you’ll find stories from around the world highlighting …Read More

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