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 Tim Lessick at 212.792.2846.
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As the #MeToo movement has grown and spread across industries and sectors, it has laid bare an inescapable truth: the Jewish community is subject to the same kinds of issues, inequities and power dynamics that exist in other communities. Over the past few months, a group of leaders from several Jewish organizations have been discussing …Read More
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American Jewish World Service Mourns the Death and Honors the Legacy of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter
“American Jewish World Service is deeply saddened by the loss of Congresswoman Louis Slaughter, age 88. Congresswoman Slaughter served for 30 years in the United States House of Representatives, where she demonstrated powerful leadership through her steadfast commitment to human rights and justice for women, girls and LGBTI people here in the U.S. and around the world. Congresswoman Slaughter’s work to promote and protect programs to advance sexual and reproductive health within U.S. foreign policy and aid programs has played a crucial role in the 19 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean where AJWS works—bringing us closer to achieving gender equality worldwide. May her memory be an inspiration and a call to action until gender equality is a reality worldwide with no exceptions.”
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