JWF Grantee Unchained at Last “Chains In in Boston”

JWF grantee Unchained at Last, which works to make child marriage illegal throughout the United States, visited the Boston legislative offices for a “chain in”. Fraidy Reiss, the founder of …Unchained At Last, said pregnancy is the top reason teenagers are forced into marriage.“Unfortunately, the pregnancy exception to the marriage age has been used to […]

CONTINUE READING

CNN interviews JWF grantee Human Trafficking Legal Center President Martina Vandenberg

JWF grantee Human Trafficking Legal Center founder and president Martina E. Vandenberg was interviewed on CNN in January, 2019. See the clip below. The Human Trafficking Legal Center is a non-profit organization that creates a bridge between trafficking survivors and highly skilled pro bono legal representation. The organization seeks to hold traffickers accountable for their […]

CONTINUE READING

JWF announces two special grant awards!

In an effort to increase our national impact for women and girls, JWF held a special grants meeting to select two organizations in the areas of reproductive health and political advocacy. The Special Grants Subcommittee selected Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and She Should Run to each receive $10,000 for general support of their […]

CONTINUE READING

Grantee partner Unchained At Last featured on BBC

Jewish Women’s Foundation grantee partner, Unchained At Last was recently featured, along with Karma Nirvana, on the BBC. Both faced a forced marriage when they were teenagers. Both were shunned by their families when they rejected the marriage. Both women later founded nonprofit organizations to help other women and girls escape forced marriages.One of the women […]

CONTINUE READING

The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center Receives Grant from The Jewish Women’s Foundation for New Initiative to Combat Sex Trafficking

Washington, DC – The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center (HT Pro Bono) announced a two-year, $40,000 grant awarded by the Jewish Women’s Foundation of the Greater Palm Beaches (JWF). HT Pro Bono is a national leader in providing access to pro bono legal counsel for trafficking victims. Support from JWF will allow HT Pro […]

CONTINUE READING

Grantee Partner Update – WIPS, The Center for the Advancement of Women in the Public Sphere

This week, the Knesset Committee on Gender Equality held a special meeting to mark the publication of the 2015 Gender Index, published by WIPS – Center for the Advancement of Women in Public Sphere, a feminist think tank and applied research institute, supported by the Jewish Women’s Foundation of the Greater Palm Beaches, the Dafna […]

CONTINUE READING
Change this in Theme Options
Change this in Theme Options