American Jewish World Service (AJWS)

Inspired by Judaism’s commitment to justice, American Jewish World Service works to realize human rights and end poverty in the developing world. AJWS is dedicated to alleviating poverty, hunger and disease among the people of the developing world regardless of race, religion or nationality. Through grants to grassroots organizations, volunteer service, advocacy and education, AJWS fosters civil society, sustainable development and human rights advocacy for all people, while promoting the values and responsibilities of global citizenship within the Jewish community. Its grantmaking supports grassroots communities in Africa, Asia and the Americas that are working to create a just and equitable world where human rights are universally recognized, where poverty, discrimination and violence no longer exist and where individuals are free to flourish and live their lives with dignity. With our new strategic plan, AJWS supports non-governmental CBOS working in the following three issue areas: 1) Natural Resource Rights and Economic Justice, 2) Civil and Political Rights and 3) Sexual Health and Rights.

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