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In November, a Kenyan woman was stripped naked by a mob of men at a city bus stop in Nairobi and the brutal attack was caught in graphic detail on video. Her crime? Wearing a miniskirt which was deemed ‘indecent.'
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This report brings you stories and insights from across the JASS network. Here, you'll read how different women see their world and the innovative ways they are challenging abuses of power and building deeply democratic alternatives.
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Maggie Mapondera of JASS Southern Africa asks: We talk about justice all the time as feminists, but what do we actually mean by it? How do we even begin to imagine what justice looks like?
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Martha Tholanah's digital story created during "Telling Our Stories," a JASS digital storytelling workshop held at Women's Net in Johannesburg, South Africa, May 21-25th, 2008. Part of JASS' Feminist Movement Building Initiative in Southern Africa
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In this blog, Maggie Mapondera confronts some of the dangerous and disturbing myths and fairy tales that fuel the engines of a world driven by patriarchy and inequality, and a society that condones and perpetuates violence against women.
"I've never engaged in this kind of writing before. I've given my testimonies to other people. But I have never tried to put it on paper for myself so that others can learn from my experiences," says Malawian activist Mirriam Munthali at the first JASS Southern Africa Regional Writeshop.
As an avid fan of the TV show, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, I couldn’t help but take interest in its latest episode which was receiving a lot of outrage over its portrayal of a fictional celebrity couple that mimicked real life couple, Rihanna and Chris Brown’s violent relationship.
From February 15-20, JASS’ Board and Regional Directors gathered for a series of meetings in Washington DC to develop a vision, plan and agenda for what JASS will become by 2020. This time was filled with exciting events including a panel discussion on the political empowerment of women at George Washington University as well as a fun dinner party with the Crossregional team.
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As the Program Coordinator for the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and board member of JASS partner, Women’sNet, Jennifer Radloff plays a key advisory role in JASS Southern Africa’s communications and technology training. Jenny currently coordinates APC projects in DRC, Congo and Cambodia on holding governments accountable to gender-based violence.
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Joanna Kerr is Chief Executive of ActionAid International. Formerly Executive Director for Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID), Joanna acts as an advisor to diverse women’s rights organizations and donor agencies across the world, including JASS, and is also a Nobel Women’s Initiative board member.
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