From the Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders Initiative to the Malawian Our Bodies, Our Lives Campaign led by HIV+ women, JASS’ movement-building creates the kind of deep collaboration needed to challenge prejudice and to ensure the security of activists in risky contexts.
Alongside the action, JASS documents how change happens in different contexts by bringing scholars and activists together to harvest new ideas and approaches from the field, and then share them widely—like our cutting edge concepts and tools on power adopted by many international organizations and donors.
I got married at the height of the Cambodian peace rallies last year. During this time, the women’s groups in the peace rallies formed a volunteer paramedic team and I immediately joined. But, this decision became our first marital argument.
JASS Southern Africa's Maggie Mapondera and Katswe's Winnet Shamuyarira sound off on a historic court ruling (March, 2015) condemning two perpetrators of street harassment to a year in jail and why there's still a long way to go for Zimbabwean women.
Long time Honduran feminist activist, Gladys Lanza's 18month prison sentence is a verdict aimed at sending a powerful message to all defenders of women’s rights in the country: “If you don’t want to be prosecuted, stay silent.”