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American Jewish World Service

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Social Justice
Women & Girls
Inspired by the Jewish commitment to justice, we work to realize human rights and end poverty in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.
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HELEN KELLER INTERNATIONAL: Tuning in to Healthy Habits
Addressing causes together + supporting effective charities = endless impact around the world. I gave you the answer right away when I should have made you wait for it, but it’s Give Global month here at Global Impact and I’m excited. We’re celebrating the work of our charities across all of our 11 cause areas and thinking about how these areas connect and build on one another. For example, when you love supporting the environment, you learn to think about how social justice, hunger and economic development come into play. It makes telling the story complicated, but we’ve got our…

Charity Photos

  • Title: Replanting trees in Mau Forest
  • Charity: American Jewish World Service
  • Country: Kenya
  • Photo Credit: Jonathan Torgovnik

Scouts from Kenya’s Ogiek tribe are replanting trees in the Mau Forest, their ancestral home, which has been decimated by logging and agriculture. With support from Ogiek Peoples’ Development Programme (OPDP), the community won a landmark case protecting this land for the future.

  • Title: ProDESC-2022
  • Charity: AJWS
  • Country: Mexico
  • Photo Credit: ProDESC

  • Title: 2022_AJWS_AJS_Women in politics_Maroussia Mbaye-19
  • Charity: AJWS
  • Country: Senegal
  • Photo Credit: Maroussia Mbaye

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