On Earth Day, Celebrating the Grassroots Activists Fighting for Climate Justice

Women come together to resist a dam in Burma

Ja Hkawn on the bank of the Irrawaddy River, near the proposed site of the Myitsone Dam. She is a leader with MRJ, and is one of the thousands who were coerced to leave their homes and into relocation sites constructed by the Chinese company planning the dam. Photo by Jonathan Torgovnik

Indigenous farmers fight for water rights in Mexico

Emiliano Sanchez Contreras and his wife, Irene Martinez Gonzalez, wash freshly harvested onions in a wheelbarrow beside their field. They allow the water from washing to run off the wheelbarrow and into the field for irrigation in an effort to conserve water. Emiliano has had to dig his well deeper and deeper in recent years. Photo by Evan Abramson

Land rights and livelihoods for women farmers in Uganda

Here I am standing with Beatrice Rukanyanga, Coordinator of Kwataniza Women Farmer’s Group (KWG), whom I visited earlier this year to learn more about KWG’s efforts to support women’s land rights in rural Uganda. Photo by Christine Han

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President and CEO of American Jewish World Service. Working at the intersection of Jewish values and global concerns. Traveling the world and playing the piano

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President and CEO of American Jewish World Service. Working at the intersection of Jewish values and global concerns. Traveling the world and playing the piano

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