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Rohingya Rights Now: AJWS Speaks Out for Justice

The Rohingya people of Burma (Myanmar) are experiencing horrific violence and life-threatening persecution, simply because…

Honoring Land Rights Advocates in Kenya with a New Earth Day Video

On the coast of Kenya, salt companies have forcefully and illegally evicted rural communities from…

When Women Lead: Manju’s Story

RAJASTHAN, INDIA — At 23, Manju Kumari is already a sarpanch, the elected head of…

What I Love About AJWS

We asked our supporters what they love about the AJWS community and our work to…

We Are AJWS: A Time for Hope and Action

In a time of escalating fear, brokenness and despair, supporters of AJWS aren’t losing hope.…

Hope for Her Daughters: Rekha’s Story

“Hope for Her Daughters” tells the story of Rekha, who was married at 12 and…

I Am A Jew

I Am A Jew

At AJWS, fighting for human dignity is in our DNA.

Video: Jewish Voices for LGBT Rights

In honor of LGBT Pride Month, watch our newest video in which members of the…

Dayenu

New Video for Passover!

At our Passover Seders, we sing “Dayenu” (It would have been enough) to express gratitude…

Get to Know AJWS

Get to Know AJWS

Watch our video to learn how AJWS is supporting people around the world who are…

Building a Better World: American Jewish World Service

Learn how AJWS is supporting people around the world who are fighting to improve the…

Something Different for Our Daughters: Mangal & Shital's Story

Something Different for Our Daughters: Mangal & Shital’s Story

At just 14 years old, Mangal Waikar’s parents pressured her into a marriage she didn’t…

Ending Child Marriage Animation

Girls Build a Better Future in India

Watch our new animated video about AJWS’s work to end child marriage in India. AJWS…

Khushi Prajapati

On the Road: Khushi’s Story

As a teenager, Khushi Prajapati worried for her future. Her family had lost everything. Forced…

#TBT: Let Judd Apatow Make You Laugh

As the person behind AJWS’s social media, I love nothing more than a good post…

Julienne Lusenge

Raising a voice for women amid the horrors of war

Khun Kit San

Khun Khit San

Mobilizing youth to challenge authoritarian rule

Alejandra Ancheita

Alejandra Ancheita

Prosecuting powerful adversaries of indigenous rights

AJWS’s Vice President for Programs Shari Turitz introduced the “Child Marriage: Emerging Trends in the Media” event on October 7, 2015.

Child Marriage: Emerging Trends in News Media

Last week, I had the privilege of speaking at “Child Marriage: Emerging Trends in the…

Larry Phillips

AJWS Remembers founder Larry Phillips

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) mourns the passing of our beloved founding donor, Larry Phillips—a…

Meant for Something More

Sonali’s parents forced her to marry at age 14, and her husband turned out to…

Nursery school students help repair the world

Our President Ruth Messinger met with some adorable, charitable four-year-old students at the JCC Manhattan’s…

On the Ground in Nepal: 2nd Update from AJWS Staff

AJWS’s Director of Disaster Response & International Operations, Samantha Wolthuis, and Associate Director of Risk…

Meet Naw Wah

Naw Wah* fled her village in Burma when she was 15. Her close-knit, rural community…

Meet Teresa

Teresa, a Nicaraguan woman, married her husband when she was 19 years old. She agreed…

Meet Dayanara

Dayanara, a woman from Nicaragua, came out to her family as transgender when she was…

A community outreach team run by AJWS grantee, Fortress of Hope, teaches about gender-based violence. Photo: Evan Abramson

Commemorating the UN’s International Day of the Girl

Last week on October 11th, the United Nations commemorated the very first International Day of…

AJWS President Ruth Messinger, Liberian activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee and American Jewish feminist writer Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Interview With Ruth Messinger: AJWS’s Liberia Study Tour

An intergenerational group of American Jews recently traveled with AJWS to Liberia to learn how…

Gagan Sethi

Toward Peace and Coexistence in India

This week’s New York Times article, “Justice and ‘a Ray of Hope’ After 2002 India Riots,” examines…

Video Update on the Famine in East Africa

Originally posted on the Global Circle blog.