JASS Blog

by Maggie Hazvinei Mapondera on March 2, 2015 on 1:38 am

JASS Southern Africa (JASS SNA) sat down with two activists who are saying “No!” to Big Coal: Nomonde Nkosi, a young feminist activist from rural Mpumalanga, South Africa and Betty Abah a poet-environmentalist from Nigeria.

by Maria Mustika on February 28, 2015 on 9:43 am

We stand here right now
We stand tall and proud

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by Dudziro Nhengu on February 6, 2015 on 9:55 am

For too many women, questioning whether they are beautiful is part of a daily routine. For women of color, the concept of “beauty” is even complex. One merely has to open a glossy magazine or walk down the aisles of a supermarket in Harare and look at the faces you see on certain kinds of body lotion or shower cream—to realize that “beauty” and ideas of beauty are political.

by Everjoice Win, Maggie Hazvinei Mapondera on September 10, 2014 on 9:37 am

It is hard to conceive the magnitude of what Malawian women activist leaders with whom JASS works and the hundreds of women they represent in their communities have accomplished through their organising and the Our Bodies, Our Lives Campaign for Better ARVs. Let's take a look at the story beyond the numbers.

by Yit Sophorn on July 30, 2014 on 12:46 pm

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.

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by JASS on June 12, 2014 on 5:57 am

Fungai Machirori questions how women's rights and solidarity efforts can be authentic in a world that often seems more concerned with the next big 'hashtag' movement.

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