AMERICAN JEWISH WORLD SERVICE: Rejoicing for rights
In Malindi, Kenya, vast salt factories have poisoned farmland and plunged families deep into poverty. AJWS grantee Malindi Rights Forum has mobilized this community to fight the factories in court and return land to the community. These women, take a moment to rejoice.
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What is the formula for powerful global change?
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 […]
Helping women and girls in the fight for equality
Women and girls are often the faces of poverty. And they are essential to overcoming it. You have likely seen the statistics – women have fewer resources and less power compared to men, and they can experience further inequality because of their class, ethnicity and age. Yet, we have also seen the difference made when […]
AMERICAN JEWISH WORLD SERVICE: Responding to the Rohingya Genocide
In 2017, after decades of persecuting the Rohingya people of western Burma, the Burmese military unleashed a genocide. An estimated 740,000 Rohingya civilians fled fire, mass murder and rape. They escaped on foot into Bangladesh, where today they cling to survival in crowded camps prone to flooding and disease. AJWS responded immediately—via an outpouring of […]
Protecting marginalized communities around the world during COVID-19
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all thinking about how we can keep ourselves and our families safe. We watched the virus spread from China to countries all over the world. It was only a matter of time until it showed up in developing regions, which already face challenges like poverty, limited […]
AMERICAN JEWISH WORLD SERVICE: Equitable Elections, Senegal
In 2010, AJWS grantee Conseil Senegalais des Femmes helped pass a law dictating that half of all political candidates must be women. When some cities didn’t enforce it, Association des Juristes Senegalaises sued – and has won cases across teh country to ensure that women are on the ballot.