JASS Southern Africa

When the pandemic hit, JASS started where we always have - with women’s lives and needs - which allowed us to strengthen and sustain their organizing in crisis. We are proud of how JASS in a moment of fundamental leadership transition was able to take our political accompaniment and movement support work to another level as we became responsive to the context.
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From June 30 to July 2, the French Government will host the Generation Equality Forum (GEF) in Paris, organized under the auspices of UN Women to mark the landmark Beijing Women’s Conference over 25 years ago.
Learn more about the importance of incorporating more collective and community-based approaches to protection. This summary shares some lessons from women land defenders in Guatemala, South Africa, and the Philippines.
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Over a dozen global organizations that work for the protection of women human rights defenders, have created a historical document containing urgent measures for the protection of women human rights defenders.
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JASS and our Count Me In! Consortium partners are excited to launch a new toolkit, Behind the Scenes of Extractives: Money, Power & Community Resistance, for women land defenders confronting unwanted and damaging extractive projects in French, Spanish and English.
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JASS (Just Associates) Southern Africa and the Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL) condemn the ongoing targeted brutal attacks on LGBTQ+ refugees in Kakuma Block 13.  
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JASS and our Count Me In! Consortium partners are excited to launch a new toolkit, Behind the Scenes of Extractives: Money, Power & Community Resistance on March 18, for women land defenders confronting unwanted and damaging extractive projects. Register Now!
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This document by a group of feminist activists from diverse regions and social movements outlines the unique political opportunity presented by Beijing+25 to address critical structural and systemic obstacles to realizing gender justice and women’s human rights.
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This International Women's Day (#IWD) and month, we are celebrating women leaders from all over the world who are crossing the line every day to challenge oppressive systems and build just futures. Despite the precariousness laid bare by the Covid-19 pandemic, women are leading struggles to create a more sustainable and caring world for everyone. Their bold leadership, innovative organizing strategies, and ‘stubborn hope’ provide a blueprint for the transformation we seek.
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JASS stands firm with the LGBTQ+ refugees of Kakuma Block 13 in Kenya, who fled violence in their home countries to seek safety but are being subjected to violent homophobic and transphobic attacks and hate crimes every day from fellow refugees without any support or action from the authorities. Read the full statement below.
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