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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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Saving Lives and Defending Human Rights: An Urgent Agenda for Philanthropy

Inside Philanthropy

We find ourselves at an unprecedented moment in the history of modern philanthropy. We are operating at the intersection of an extraordinary global pandemic and longstanding human-made divides. Without a doubt, COVID-19 magnifies these human-made divides in political and economic systems worldwide: glaring disparities in wealth, unequal access to healthcare and ineffective healthcare systems, lack …Read More

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Leading Global Jewish Human Rights Group Praises Groundbreaking U.S. House Legislation to Promote Abortion as Health Care and a Human Right Worldwide  

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) Welcomes Human Rights Legislation that Repeals the Helms Amendment In response to the introduction of the Abortion is Health Care Everywhere Act of 2020 in the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Representative Jan Schakowsky, along with Representatives Barbara Lee, Jackie Speier, Diana DeGette, Norma Torres and Ayanna Pressley, Rori …Read More

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