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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.

AJWS in the News

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No, 1.2 Billion Child Brides Is Not Okay. A Funder’s Push to End Early Marriage

Inside Philanthropy

Child marriage is a clear violation of human rights and the practice is also a direct threat to girls’ health, education, economic security and overall well-being. According to Girls Not Brides—a 600-member coalition shining a brighter light on child marriage with the ultimate goal of complete eradication—if this practice isn’t slowed, there will be an …Read More

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American Faith-Based Leaders: We Must Stop Americans Who Export Hate Against LGBTI Communities in the Developing World

Coalition of 250+ faith leaders and faith-based organizations, mobilized by American Jewish World Service, urges faith communities to support LGBTI communities under attack NEW YORK – In response to hateful anti-LGBTI attacks by American “faith leaders” at the recent World Congress of Families in Kenya, American Jewish World Service (AJWS), 250+ faith leaders and dozens …Read More

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