JASS Southeast Asia

As we step into 2021, we are celebrating womendriven solutions in transforming power and creating lasting change. We would like to share with you inspiring words from our partners and staff in the regions we work. We hope these words fuel your spirits, reignite your imagination and agency to join us as we continue to cross the line and build a more just world.
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SOUTHEAST ASIA -- Today marks the final day of JASS Southeast Asia’s One Day, One Voice (ODOV) yearly campaign, which serves to amplify and unite the organizing initiatives of women across Southeast Asia, using the opportunity of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence. 
Thousands of women from Cambodia, Indonesia, Burma/Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, and Timor-Leste will spotlighted the theme, “People are the Solution!” through street protests, photo exhibits, murals, and more!
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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We are a network of women human rights defenders, civil society organizations, and advocates expressing our concern over the arrest and detention of 20 members and supporters of the LGBTQ+ community in the Philippines as they led the Pride March in commemoration of the International Pride Month in Manila today. We condemn the threats, arbitrary arrest, and detention of the members of the LGBTQ+ organization Bahaghari-Metro Manila, together with their allies Salinlahi (an alliance of child rights advocates), Gabriela Women’s Party, and GABRIELA.
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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