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The Country Consultant for AJWS in Liberia, Dayugar Johnson, says stigma and discrimination are major barriers limiting a number of rights issues in the country including key populations' access to health.Mr.
According to the AJWS, Kouraj saw harassment and threats turn into violence two years after its founding, when a group of men wielding firearms and machetes, and yelling anti-LGBT insults, stormed the local organization's Port-au-Prince headquarters, assaulting and robbing two of the group's members.
Only under the behest of the Australian federal government was the AJWS created to fund and assist in the coordination and reception of new Jewish arrivals.
"People were offended that their donations were going to create something that most people were going to recycle and not even look at," said AJWS Associate Director of Communications Hadassah Max.
The American Jewish World Service "puts special emphasis on funding grassroots organizations that prioritize women." More than half of its grantees 'support programs that tackle some of the most difficult issues facing women and girls today," and this issue of AJWS Reports features the work of some of those grantees, in countries such as Haiti (earthquake relief), Ethiopia (educating adolescent girls), Burma (refugee rights), Sri Lanka (LGBTI rights), Thailand (indigenous land rights), Senegal (peacemaking), Columbia (land and water rights), and Peru (Afro-Peruvian rights).
The UJORF supplemented the work undertaken by the Australian Jewish Welfare Societies (AJWS), branches of which had been established in 1936 in Melbourne and Sydney to deal with the Jewish refugee crisis in prewar Europe.
Messinger also will highlight AJWS' work in more than 35 countries.
AmeriCares americaresfoundation.net Action Against Hunger actionagaisnthunger.org ADRA International adra.org Air Serv International airserv.org American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee jdc.org American Jewish World Service ajws.org American Red Cross redcross.org ARMDI, Israeli Red Cross armdi.org Assn.
AJWS Short-Term Service Programs 2004 Field Handbook, 90.
The American Jewish World Service (AJWS), an international organization that sends volunteers around the world to communities that need skilled workers, also reports a 60-40 ratio.
The El Salvador mission was sponsored by the New York-based American Jewish World Service (AJWS).
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