COVID-19: AJWS Updates from the Field

Internet Connection Sparks Hope for the Persecuted Rohingya People

After a full year almost completely cut off from the internet or cell phone reception,…

Dual Disasters: Salvadorans respond to COVID-19 and a cataclysmic storm

On May 31, 2020, disaster struck El Salvador. Tropical Storm Amanda, the first in an extremely…

Mobilize, Organize, Sanitize: How a Young Woman in India Kept Her Community Safe from COVID-19

On March 25th, India suddenly announced a strict, severe national lockdown—the largest in the world,…

Locked Down, But Never Silent

“Men and women are equal!” “Let us read, let us study!” These are some of…

AJWS in Action: Updates from Our Partners, June 4

Across the developing world, AJWS grantee-partners continue to meet the most desperate needs of their…

Joint Statement and Recommendations By the Child, Early & Forced Marriage & Unions and Sexuality Working Group, and Partners

The global pandemic COVID-19 lays bare and exacerbates existing inequalities. For adolescent girls and young…

AJWS in Action: Updates from Our Partners, May 21

As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, AJWS grantee-partners have shifted their work dramatically to meet…

Amid the COVID-19 Lockdown, A 52-Day Fight for Freedom in Uganda

On the morning of March 29, 2020, the young, LGBTQI+ people living at the Children…

AJWS In Action: Updates from Our Partners, May 14

While AJWS grantee partners continue to provide emergency relief including food and personal protective equipment,…

AJWS In Action: Updates from Our Partners, May 7

Disturbing trends are rising around the globe in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic—domestic violence,…

AJWS In Action: Updates from Our Partners, April 30

From domestic abuse to hunger and economic collapse, the pandemic is causing massive problems far…

Locking Down Domestic Violence in India During the Pandemic

When India declared a full, police-enforced lockdown in March to halt the spread of COVID-19,…

AJWS in Action: Updates from Our Partners, April 23

In India, Mexico, Uganda and beyond, AJWS grantees are fighting everyday to protect their communities…

Exodus in India: Migrant Workers During the World’s Largest Lockdown

When India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared — with only a few hours notice — that the…

AJWS in Action: Updates from Our Partners, April 17

Right now, the organizations AJWS supports are courageously fighting on the frontlines of the pandemic…

Activists in Conversation: How COVID-19 Is Impacting Guatemala’s Indigenous Communities

Across the world, COVID-19 is ravaging low-income communities unprepared to take on a global pandemic…

AJWS in Action: Updates from Our Partners, April 8

Facing hunger, persecution, unemployment and more, vulnerable communities across the developing world are suffering greatly…

Leading Jewish Global Human Rights Group Warns of COVID-19’s Danger to Rohingya People, Calls On U.S. to Act

American Jewish World Service gravely concerned that hundreds of thousands are in peril Tracey Gurd,…

AJWS in Action: Updates from Our Partners, April 1

AJWS is supporting hundreds of activists and social change organizations on the frontlines of the…

COVID-19 Strikes the Developing World

COVID-19 has arrived in the countries where AJWS works—threatening the lives and livelihoods of some…

Leading Global Jewish Charity Seeks Donations to Support Local Groups Across Developing Countries As Covid-19 Spreads

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) Supports Locally Driven Efforts as Pandemic Hits the Developing World…

Defending Human Rights During COVID-19

The world looks different each and every day when we wake up. We’re all aware…