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 is Fraidy Reiss, Unchained’s founder and executive director. The other is one of her role models, Jasvinder Sanghera, founder and CEO of Karma Nirvana in the UK.
Watch this riveting conversation with Fraidy Reiss and Jasvinder Sanghera CBE, who both escaped forced marriage when they were teenagers and have dedicated their lives to fighting for the rights of other victims, on the most recent BBC’s The Conversation.
(click above on the photo or on The Conversation to watch the full interview)
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 […]
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 […]
JWF’s kickoff program for Men as Allies was a great success! More than 50 men and women came together for cocktails, conversation, and a thought provoking discussion about the important role men play in achieving gender equity, preventing violence, and creating a more just society for all people. Men as Allies Chair Jay Bauer opened […]
Season has begun, and the activities of Jewish Women’s Foundation are on – full speed ahead. Please enjoy this update and take careful note of all of the exciting events, programs, educational opportunities, and meetings happening in the next few months. Our work is more relevant and important than ever and we are focused on […]
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Recently, sexual harassment and violence against women have been at the forefront of the national conversation. The accusations against Harvey Weinstein and the overwhelming “Me Too” posts by multitudes of women are shining a light on how many women and girls have been victims of sexual harassment or assault. Violence against women has always […]
The disturbing events in Charlottesville and the elevated problems in our country and around the world need our attention and our philanthropic leadership. JWF gives us the opportunity to stand up for what is right – for tolerance, civility, and kindness – and against hate, fear, and bigotry. As an optimist, I believe that love, […]
Grantee partner Unchained at Last‘s movement to end child marriage in America has spread to another state: Florida! State Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto and Majority Leader Wilton Simpson last week introduced SB 140 to end all marriage before 18, and Rep. Daisy Baez has pre-filed a similar bill. * The bill has been filed as HB […]
We hope you are enjoying the summer months. As you can see in the update below, Lisa and I were recently in Israel. We met with several of the inspiring women, who lead organizations in Israel that JWF supports through our grants process. Our grants in Israel empower women and their families and support women’s […]