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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 Tim Lessick at 212.792.2846.

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In Defense of Human Rights Defenders


Imagine that you were evicted from your home because your government decided to dig beneath it. And imagine that, if you spoke up to protest, you would face threats — even death. I don’t have to imagine this scenario because I have witnessed it. Yet while I am alive to write about it, many of my colleagues …Read More

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U.N. Must Include Gay Men, Trans People, Sex Workers and People Who Inject Drugs in AIDS Conference

U.N. Decision to Exclude Organizations Representing Most At-Risk Populations from the U.N. AIDS Conference Is a “Narrow-Minded Decision that Places Politics and Prejudice above Public Health and Human Rights”; AIDS Epidemic Will Not End Unless Affected Populations Have a Seat at the Table Statement by Robert Bank, Incoming President of American Jewish World Service, in …Read More

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