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American Jewish World Service is the leading international Jewish human rights and development organization, supporting more than 500 social justice efforts in 19 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. To contact our staff or to obtain information about our work on deadline, please contact David L. Marcus at 212.792.2857.

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Improving the lives of intersex people in Kenya

The Week

Nestled in a quiet, leafy Nairobi neighborhood just a stone’s throw from the throbbing of sounds of a sprawling city market, is a refuge where intersex, transgender, and gender-nonconforming Kenyans can escape searing public judgment and discrimination.

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Leading Human Rights Group Welcomes Pursuit of International Justice and Accountability for Crimes against Rohingya People

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) urges justice for all ethnic minorities who have suffered under the Burmese military   Tracey Gurd, Senior Director of Civil and Political Rights and Advocacy for American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the leading global Jewish human rights organization, issued the following statement as the International Criminal Court authorized investigation into the alleged crimes committed against the Rohingya people.  Background  Forceful challenges to the role of Burma (Myanmar) in fomenting …Read More

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