Southeast Asia - What's New


Urgent Actions & Appeals

JASS Southeast Asia joins regional and international human rights allies in expressing its solidarity with the Filipino farmers and Lumad indigenous peoples who stood up for their right to food and resources. JASS likewise condemns the violent dispersal of the farmers and indigenous peoples in Kidapawan, North Cotabato on 1 April 2016 where 29 women are detained, including three pregnant women and six elderly individuals.
Demands of Myanmar WHRDs
First, humanitarian assistance and emergency aid must be provided immediately in order to avert the crisis from spiraling out of control. The international community, including Thai and Indian authorities, must provide humanitarian assistance to refugees and IDPs who are in immediate need of support. Those seeking shelter and safety should be treated without discrimination.

Regional

Women are stepping into this moment of crisis with great resolve, creativity, and resilience. Rather than hear from us, hear directly from these women leaders.
COVID-19 has killed thousands, infected millions, and changed our way of life. JASS spoke to our staff and allies on four continents about the impact of COVID-19 on their lives, their communities and the work they do.
Ajeng Herliyanti of FAMM-Indonesia
Ajeng Herliyanti of FAMM-Indonesia knows the challenges that come with providing safe spaces to activists at risk. She's also acutely aware that FAMM-Indonesia's responses to distinct dangers must be agile. Find out how Ajeng and her organization foster safe spaces for 350 LBTI, Muslim, rural, and indigenous women activists.

Blog Entries

"At its very core, Pride is, and will always be, a protest; Pride means fighting back..." Read this emotive blog about Bahaghari Philippines, an LGBTQ+ group fighting for their rights to exist - be seen and valued - in an hostile environment.
In this blog, JASS Southeast Asia spotlights the pivotal role women are playing to lead and mobilize thousands of people on the streets and online in Myanmar to speak up and stand up against the #militarycoup and demand democracy.

Resources

JASS and our Count Me In! partners have a new toolkit for women land defenders confronting unwanted and damaging extractive projects in French, Spanish and English.
As we look back on 2019, we draw inspiration from JASS partners, allies and community-based women leaders, who rise up, and keep on keeping on. Read their inspiring stories.

Women Crossing the Line

FAMM-Indonesia, Malawi, Alquimia
Learn about the courageous organizing initiatives of four extraordinary networks that we have helped to build, accompany, and sustain.