Along with other Indonesian rights groups, FAMM-Indonesia, a young women’s organization that JASS helped create, suffered intense backlash as they tried to celebrate the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT). Read more...
“I am officially legal,” gay activist Frank Mugisha tweeted shortly after Uganda’s Constitutional Court ground-breaking decision to overrule the country’s notorious anti-gay bill. Uganda’s LGBTI community and human rights activists the world over rightly applauded the ruling. However, activists are asking: is this enough?
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.  
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.
You are the voice of those who challenge the system. If you aren’t inside, who is going to speak for those who are outside? You have to be on the inside, you have to cry out, you have to speak up--and that’s what I have done. Be the voice
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.
FAMM is a network of more than 350 young women from 30 provinces across Indonesia uniting diverse activists across issues. See how a grassroots human rights network emerged in a context of closing space and rising fundamentalism.
Check out some highlights from 2016 in our Annual Report.
2016 has been a year of, "mourning and mobilizing". Despite tough circumstances everywhere, JASS is rich with stories of hope and change. It’s been a busy and exciting year for us and we would like to share some of the highlights that have inspired and affirmed the work we do.
Zambia's first lady surprised the international community when she spoke out on LGBTI rights. Many activists and JASS allies across the region are wondering, what’s next—will those in power begin to formulate concrete policies that will put these words into action, and make a difference in the lives of LGBTI people?


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