Through AJWS, your tzedakah builds momentum for powerful movements for justice.
In 2017 and 2018, AJWS grantees and the movements they’re part of have helped shape laws, policies and precedent-setting court cases to protect human rights locally, regionally and nationally.
Court finally serves justice for victims of Guatemala’s forced disappearances, convicting military officers of crimes against humanity
Impact: Brings hope to hundreds of thousands of families yearning for justice
Salvadoran government bans metallic mining
Impact: Water free from cyanide for 6.3 million Salvadorans
African court sides with indigenous people over logging industry, preserving ancient forest
Impact: 35,000 Ogiek Kenyans reclaim their land
Anti-gay law overturned in India
Impact: Victory for all LGBTI Indians in a population of 1.3 billion
Kenyan court rules that multi-billion dollar oil project must mitigate environmental harm
Impact: Reparations paid to 4,600 villagers whose land was harmed; mitigation efforts will potentially affect millions in the future
Indian court overturns Muslim law that allowed husbands to divorce their wives simply by saying “divorce”
Impact: 90 million Muslim women in India gain greater agency over a key life decision
AJWS unites the power of 170,000 supporters from all 50 states and around the world. Adding up the impact of our community—from the young professionals of Global Circle to the legacy donors who support our work in perpetuity through planned giving—we are changing millions of lives together.
Jewish Engagement for Justice
1,800 Rabbis in our clergy network
15 Global Justice Fellows—rabbis honing their leadership for social change
413 Alumni of the fellowship fostering activism from pulpits and communities across the U.S.
200,000+ Downloads of our Haggadah and other Jewish social justice resources