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.

Dominican Republic

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 LGBTQI+ Dominicans to live with safety, health and dignity.

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El Salvador

In El Salvador, AJWS focuses on ending human rights violations against women and LGBTQI+ people, and protecting the land and water that is critical for the survival of farmers, indigenous people, youth, women and communities affected by civil war.

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Where We Work: Guatemala


In Guatemala, AJWS focuses on ending violence and discrimination against women, youth and indigenous people, and protecting the land and natural resources that farmers need to survive.

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AJWS focuses on promoting human rights in Haiti and protecting Haitian land as the country recovers from the devastating earthquake in 2010 and decades of coups, dictatorships, occupations and invasions.

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AJWS focuses on restoring civil and political rights for all in Honduras, where criminal activity and government instability have injected violence into civilians’ daily lives.

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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.

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AJWS focuses on two pressing issues in Nicaragua: advancing the rights of women and LGBTQI+ people, and defending the land, food and water that indigenous people need to survive.

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