Research & Analysis

JASS' Research & Analysis provides a vast selection of writings, reports and studies on experiences and lessons drawn from our work and that of colleagues and partners around the world.   

Srilatha Batliwala
  Article by Srilatha Batliwala that argues human rights discourses has been distorted by neoliberalism.  
Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders Initiative (IM-Defensoras)
Building on 2009-2010 assessments done of the violence that women human rights defenders (WHRDs) face in Mesoamerica, the 2011 update includes new cases and fresh analysis from national WHRD processes and networks across the region.
Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders Initiative (IM-Defensoras)
An overview of the violence faced by WHRDs in Mesoamerica. This report is intended to spur national and regional analysis of the issue and to generate synergies and solidarity to protect WHRDs, whose commitment and work are vital to advancing democracy, justice, freedom and the further development of society.
Lisa VeneKlasen
When opposing political interests are using the same terms and tactics in diametrically opposed agendas, Lisa Veneklasen asks how we can transform the power of citizen action into sustained change for justice and equality. Article featured by OpenDemocracy. 
Cindy Clark, Ellen Sprenger and Lisa VeneKlasen
An action research project by JASS in collaboration with the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID). This report is the result of an ongoing action research initiative launched by the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) to explore these questions and to draw insights into possible strategies for changing the existing funding landscape so that more resources are made available to women’s rights organizations. Produced in colaboration with Lydia Alpízar  of AWID and Joanna Kerr of Action Aid.