There are hundreds of thousands of reasons to support the WE BELIEVE campaign of the American Jewish World Service. They are the women who suffer at the hands of violence daily. Jeanette, pictured above, is one. READ HER STORY.
We are deeply committed to joining with others in pressuring members of Congress, the Senate, President Obama and others to pass the International Violence Act Against Women and to take a much stronger leadership role in global women’s rights. PLEASE JOIN US!
At a recent lobbying summit with AJWS, Cathy heard President Ruth Messinger say, “We can not afford the convenience of being overwhelmed.” We all know what happened in Nigeria to 300 girls. This is one of the stories we KNOW about, and there are so many more.
The three simple facts below should also make it clear why we need to press for change.
1) Around the world, an estimated 1 in 3 women will be beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime.
2) Every year around the world, 10 million girls under the age of 18 enter into early and forced marriages. Can you imagine your own daughter, sister, cousin, granddaughter in this terrible position?
3) In 77 countries around the world, homosexuality is illegal—punishable by imprisonment and, in some cases, by death.
We Believe, a national advocacy campaign of American Jewish World Service (AJWS), calls on the U.S. government to do three things to promote human rights in the developing world: 1) Stop violence against women and girls; 2) Stop hate crimes against LGBT people; and 3) Empower girls to end child marriage. Through We Believe, AJWS mobilizes American Jews and other supporters of human rights to ensure that:
The U.S. Congress passes the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA).
and much more.
WE CAN NOT DO NOTHING. Join us in getting active- it is not about your religion. AJWS is about making a commitment to women and girls globally, along with rights for LGBT people, globally.
Please visit http://webelieve.ajws.org
You’ll be inspired to take action and every vote, letter to congress, tweet, facebook note, and sharing with friends helps.