The American Jewish World Service (AJWS)
“[AJWS] strive[s] to end poverty and promote human rights in the developing world. This is no easy task, but we’ve got the knowledge, passion and innovation to make an enduring difference.” (https://ajws.org/what-we-do/)
Where AJWS Works
“From India to Haiti, Kenya to Cambodia, AJWS supports extraordinary leaders for social justice who are working to build a better world—locally, nationally and globally.” (https://ajws.org/where-we-work/)
“[AJWS is] a Jewish organization with a diverse community of supporters, including Jews of every background and people of all faiths, ethnicities, races, gender identities and sexual orientations. AJWS supporters share our core value that people confronting poverty and oppression deserve the resources they need to pursue their own visions of justice.” (https://ajws.org/who-we-are/resources/what-inspires-us/)
” [AJWS] combine[s] the power of our grants to human rights advocates in developing countries with our efforts to persuade the United States government to adopt laws and policies that benefit people in the developing world.
Through our grants, AJWS provides financial support to more than 500 local advocacy organizations in 19 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean that are working to end poverty and advance the rights of some of the poorest and most oppressed people in the world. Unlike most funders, AJWS recognizes the central role of local people in solving the problems they experience. We trust local advocates to develop and carry out their own solutions to build more just societies.
In the United States, AJWS mobilizes its supporters to persuade the United States Congress and the President of the United States to adopt policies and laws that improve the lives of people in the developing world.” (From https://ajws.org/who-we-are/)
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