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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Addressing the global gap in data about women and girls

If you want to improve something, the challenge first needs to be visible—and, unfortunately, some of the challenges facing women in developing countries are invisible. Why? They haven’t been clearly investigated by researchers and tracked with data.  We know that we do what we measure.  In other words, if we don’t measure the right things, …Read More

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AJWS’s special 30th anniversary video and annual report

As we wrap up our 30th anniversary year, we’re proud to share our special 30th anniversary video and our newest annual report! Our 30th anniversary video was narrated by Mandy Patinkin, an award-winning performer and a friend of AJWS. Our annual report commemorates AJWS’s 30th anniversary and recognizes 30 remarkable leaders who have helped bring equality, …Read More

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Pursuing Justice for Dominicans of Haitian Descent

Rabbi Jeffrey Brown of Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El was a member of AJWS’s 2015-2016 Global Justice Fellowship, an initiative to engage key Jewish opinion leaders across the U.S. to become advocates for the human rights of people living with poverty and oppression in the developing world. This Sunday, May 15, people in the …Read More

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