LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN
AJWS works to promote human rights and end poverty in seven countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. From helping earthquake survivors in Haiti rebuild their lives to protecting the land of indigenous communities in Mexico, we support people who are on the frontlines of social change.
AJWS focuses on advancing the civil and political rights of those most affected by inequality in the Dominican Republic, including Haitian migrants and Dominicans of Haitian descent. We also work to enable women, girls and LGBT Dominicans to live with safety, health and dignity.
In Mexico, AJWS focuses on supporting and strengthening victims’ groups in their fight for truth and justice, while defending Mexican communities from corporate interests and damaging development projects. We also promote the rights of indigenous people to self-determination, and to the land, food and water essential for their survival.