Africa

AJWS supports activists on the frontlines of social change in seven countries in Africa. From mobilizing opposition to anti-LGBT legislation in Uganda to helping Kenyan communities defend their access to clean water, AJWS grantees work tirelessly to build just societies.

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Côte d’Ivoire

AJWS focuses on advancing civil and political rights in Côte d’Ivoire, a country crippled by political unrest, civil wars and bloodshed.

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Democratic Republic of Congo

AJWS helps people in the Democratic Republic of Congo recover from decades of violence, insecurity and genocide, and protect the land that so many depend on for survival.

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Kenya

In Kenya, AJWS defends communities’ access to land, water and other natural resources that are being exploited by development projects. We also help end violence and discrimination against Kenyan women, girls and LGBT people.

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Liberia

In Liberia, AJWS focuses on three issues: responding to the devastating Ebola epidemic, securing communities’ access to land and other natural resources that they depend on for survival, and ending discrimination and violence against women and LGBT people.

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Senegal

AJWS plays a key role in supporting peace organizations working to end 30 years of civil war in the Casamance region of Senegal, where conflict has brought violence into the lives of civilians and robbed people of their essential civil and political rights. Over the past few decades, we have also supported efforts to end the harmful practice of female genital cutting in Senegalese communities.

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Sudan

When news of the Darfur genocide emerged in 2004, AJWS worked to bring Darfur and Sudan into the national and international political spotlight. AJWS co-founded the Save Darfur Coalition and, as current chair of the Interfaith Sudan Working Group and a campaign partner in Sudan Now, continues to collaborate with other advocacy organizations to bring an end to the bloodshed.

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Uganda

AJWS focuses on two issues in Uganda: ending discrimination and violence against women, girls and LGBT people, and defending communities’ access to land, water and natural resources that are being exploited by oil drilling projects.

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