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NEW YORK, NY — American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the leading Jewish international development and human rights organization, will soon expand its work to address the sexual health and rights of women and girls in Kenya and Uganda.
In celebration of International Youth Day, AJWS applauds its youth-focused and youth-led grantees for empowering young people in villages around the world. Here we highlight two of AJWS's Ugandan partners that have responded to the acute needs of conflict-affected and displaced youth.
February 24, 2009; New York, NY- American Jewish World Service (AJWS) has recently awarded more than $5.7 million to 224 grassroots project partners in 33 countries. This total marks an increase of nearly $2 million over its last grants review in June. The new grants are divided into five categories, which include sustainable livelihoods and development, community health, community voice, education for all, and community engagement in conflict and emergencies.
On February 28, rival leaders in Kenya signed a peace deal that allows for power-sharing. However, key details - such as when and if the presidential election should be run again and how authority will be shared between President Mwai Kibaki and newly named Prime Minister Raila Odinga - have yet to be announced. It is hoped that this agreement will bring an end to the violence that has plagued the country for more than two months.
NEW YORK, July 6, 2006 - Ruth Messinger, President of American Jewish World Service, is visiting South Sudan and northern Uganda. In neglected and war-stricken areas, Messinger is bearing witness to the lives of refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and the ongoing struggle for human rights in the region. Messinger's trip is focusing on community-based civil society projects and the continuing work of AJWS in conflict and post-conflict zones of Africa.