United States

In the United States, AJWS advocates for U.S. policies that provide international aid to and support the human rights of communities we serve around the world — from pushing to strike down the discriminatory ‘Global Gag Rule’ that limits funding for women’s healthcare to advocating for legislation that ensures the safety and security of the persecuted Rohingya people of Burma.

In 19 developing countries around the world, AJWS supports grassroots organizations building a more just world—by changing lives and changing laws. And we can take action here at home to help them address some of the world’s most pressing human rights issues. In the U.S., members of the AJWS community are raising our voices, urging our own government to stand up for justice and human rights around the globe.

AJWS advocates for legislation that will improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable people and hold accountable those responsible for injustice. We launch online action and phone campaigns; form coalitions with faith-based and secular human rights partners; mobilize our community, including a hundreds of Jewish community leaders, to speak out on Capitol Hill; and amplify the voices of those fighting for justice by bringing our grantees to meet with policymakers.

And with your help, we can make an even greater impact. Below, find out how to take action right now.

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22,000 children die each day from poverty.

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Almost half the world lives on less than $2.50 a day.

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Nearly 1 in 8 people experience chronic hunger.

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