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.

The Crisis in Haiti and the Source of Hope for a Peaceful, Democratic Future

Haiti is in crisis. After more than ten years of rule by a corrupt, violent, U.S.-backed regime, the country’s government has essentially collapsed. Gangs—operating with the support of politicians and elites—control many regions of the country, terrorizing civilians with kidnappings and massacres of entire communities. This gang rule has led to shortages of food, water …

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Activists Up Close: Meet Misael, a Water Defender in Mexico

Misael was born into a family of Indigenous farmers in Oaxaca, Mexico — his connection to the land goes back generations. Today, he works for Flor y Canto, an AJWS grantee organization that mobilizes local communities to fight for their rights to land, water and other natural resources. In 2005, the Mexican government restricted farmers’ …

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