Your Social Justice Checklist
American Jewish World Service Blog
by AJWS Staff
1w ago
Here are five social justice actions to act on your values today. Keep reading to learn more about each action, and then download your list so you can keep track of your progress!   #1: Take action on the issues you care about most Human rights are under attack, and we can do our part … Source ..read more
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Repairing the World, Step by Step
American Jewish World Service Blog
by AJWS Staff
3w ago
When you give to AJWS, you support passionate activists, the organizations they run and the social movements they build for justice. But social change is complicated, and you may wonder how your dollars actually translate to impact on the ground. To help illustrate what we do and just how powerful your support can be, we’re … Source ..read more
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How hand-stitched dolls are changing Black women’s lives in the Dominican Republic
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by Justin Jacobs
1M ago
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Activists on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 75
American Jewish World Service Blog
by AJWS Staff
2M ago
Seventy-five years ago today, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in response to the horrors of World War II and the Holocaust. The first document of its kind, developed by people from diverse backgrounds from around the world, declares that “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity … Source ..read more
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In turbulent times, we must keep fighting for human rights
American Jewish World Service Blog
by Tanyanika Samuels
2M ago
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Bitter Sugar: Exposing the Harms of Sugarcane Production – and Demanding Change
American Jewish World Service Blog
by Tamar Oren
2M ago
Burned fields. Depleted and poisoned waterways. Widespread renal failure. These are just some of the high costs of growing sugarcane in El Salvador—from which the producers profit, and the surrounding communities and environment pay the price. The sugarcane industry in El Salvador is infamous for its propensity to use any means necessary to increase yield—and … Source ..read more
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One barrio at a time, this AJWS grantee is transforming young people into community leaders in the Dominican Republic
American Jewish World Service Blog
by Justin Jacobs
2M ago
“My neighborhood is known as the backyard — as in, the place where you throw the trash,” says Fernando Saint Hilaire of his barrio outside Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. “We are the other side of the tracks. But when you grow up living in poverty, you’re used to the misery. You don’t realize … Source ..read more
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Kenya’s Land Grab Is Profiting From Pain
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by Tanyanika Samuels
2M ago
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“We can’t wait for change”: Congolese activists are fighting to ensure a free and fair election
American Jewish World Service Blog
by Justin Jacobs
3M ago
Many young people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) can’t recall a memory of living in peace — because there simply hasn’t been one. “I’ve only seen peace in films. But I’ve never seen it myself. It’s complicated in our country, but peace is something I dream of,” says Parfait Muhani, an activist living … Source ..read more
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Supporting a persecuted Sri Lankan community through crisis after crisis
American Jewish World Service Blog
by Jenn Lavelle
4M ago
The Sri Lankan economic crisis that began in 2019 was so severe that, at one point according to the World Food Programme, over 30% of Sri Lankans were not getting enough to eat. Inflation soared. Sri Lankans faced a shortage of life-saving medical supplies. People waited in long lines for hours to purchase gasoline. The … Source ..read more
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