Asia

AJWS works in six* countries in Asia to promote human rights and end poverty. From ending the practice of child marriage in India to protecting the rights of migrant workers on the border of Burma and Thailand, we support people who are on the frontlines of social change.

*Two countries have been omitted to protect the security of our staff and grantees working in regions of intense
political upheaval.

Cambodia

In Cambodia, AJWS focuses on two critical human rights issues: protecting peoples’ civil and political rights, and defending rural communities’ rights to land, water and other natural resources that they depend on for survival.

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India

In India, AJWS focuses on three critical issues: ending the practice of child marriage, advancing the rights of women, girls and LGBTQI+ people, and increasing access to food, land, water and other natural resources that communities depend on for survival.

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Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, AJWS focuses on advancing civil and political rights, and increasing access to land, water and other natural resources that vulnerable communities depend on for survival.

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Thailand

In Thailand, AJWS focuses on ending human rights violations against LGBTQI+ people, and defending the land, water and natural resources critical for the survival of Thailand’s rural people.

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