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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Mourning, Pride and Perseverance

I am horrified, as I know the world is, by this past weekend’s murderous and hateful attack on LGBT people in Orlando. In the wake of this atrocity, I am joining with our AJWS community to pause, remember and mourn, so we can find the strength to fight another day.

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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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