Inspired by the Jewish commitment to justice, American Jewish World Service (AJWS) works to realize human rights and end poverty in the developing world. Building on 32 years of experience, AJWS has become one of the most innovative and progressive change makers working in the developing world. AJWS's ultimate goal is that every person in the developing world, regardless of race, religion, gender, ethnicity, identity or sexual orientation, will live free of poverty, oppression and violence. AJWS pursues its approach to social change by integrating four key components: 1) strategic investments, including technical assistance and capacity building, in partners; 2) research and learning; 3) advocacy and communications; and 4) engagement with the Jewish community. Since its inception, AJWS has provided more than $360 million to thousands of grassroots, national and global organizations striving to effect change on critical human rights issues. AJWS currently invests $29.4 million to advance global human rights and support 457 groups in 19 countries.