JASS Mesoamerica

More than 100 organizations from around the world have called for the immediate release of five men abducted July 18 in Triunfo de la Cruz, Honduras. The men are Garifuna land rights defenders, several of them leaders in the internationally known indigenous rights organization, the Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH).
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After two terms as United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders, Michel Forst left the post April 30. Women defenders reflect on gains, challenges, and what lies ahead.
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None of us could have anticipated that the final phase of our Leadership Transition at JASS, my stepping into the role of Executive Director, would coincide with a global pandemic!
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In the wake of COVID-19, JASS has made some exciting organizational pivots. Embedded in our DNA is agility and responsiveness to changing contexts and crises. We are proud at how we have been able to move quickly and leverage our staff who are embedded in the movements we support to rethink our work in response to this moment. These shifts are ensuring that we help our allies and constituencies meet immediate practical needs while simultaneously finding creative ways to strengthen and support strategic organizing based on these needs in a rapidly shifting context. 
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The JASS community gathered in Mexico City in February. Read all the exciting insights and reflections.
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This Thursday, JASS is launching its virtual dialogue series, Women Radically Transforming a World in Crisis. Please join us! Thursday, April 2, 13:00 hrs UTC (check for your time zone) 
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These times of uncertainty and crisis are also times of solidarity, care and the building of new forms of community. To speak to this moment, JASS is excited to offer a series of virtual dialogues – Women Radically Transforming a World in Crisis!
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In celebration of legacies and collective leadership, you’re invited to cross the line with JASS. Make a donation today!
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In this booklet, we spotlight JASS' key accomplishments across Mesoamerica, Southern Africa, and Southeast Asia in 2019. Check out stories from the frontlines of change!
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The JASS Board of Directors is thrilled to announce our next Executive Director: Shereen Essof!
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