The AJWS D.C. community has the power to influence policy and change lives!
As activists, we think globally and act locally. Supporters of AJWS’s mission are working to stop violence against women, girls and LGBTQI+ people; enable indigenous communities to protect the land, water and natural resources they need to survive; and help vulnerable communities recover from civil wars and ethnic persecution.
As philanthropists, we support 450 grassroots organizations that use AJWS’s funding to effect change in their communities, their countries and around the globe.
As a community, we put our hearts, minds and influence to work so that the rights of all people are respected and realized.
We are all united by a desire to raise our voices to help mend our broken world.
AJWS’s Presence on the Hill
In addition to being a hub for AJWS supporters around the Beltway, AJWS’s D.C. office is the heart of our organization’s advocacy operation. Every day, our staff and supporters in Washington engage with Congress, the White House, government agencies and fellow advocacy groups to push for critical legislation and policy change that will make a difference in the developing world.
Over the years, AJWS’s advocacy, activism and coalition work has contributed to key human rights advances in bringing peace to Sudan, relieving the debts of developing nations, improving legislation for HIV and AIDS, increasing U.S. funding for international food aid and ensuring that America’s aid for Haiti reaches earthquake survivors who need it most.