What We Do

 

JASS strengthens the voice, visibility and collective power of women: We call this feminist movement building 

JASS builds women’s collective power for justice. We equip and accompany women leaders from all walks of life, and help bring diverse activists, organizations and networks together to identify critical injustices and act collectively to solve them. We call this feminist movement building.
 
Through regional teams in Southeast Asia, Southern Africa, and Mesoamerica—which consist of local activists with ties to diverse groups and movements—JASS trains local leaders, strengthens community organizing, builds broad alliances, and helps link grassroots solutions to global advocacy. Using creative communications and documentation strategies, we publicize the innovative ways women are addressing serious global issues that are impacting their daily lives—from HIV/AIDS, homophobia, indigenous land rights and, inequality, to violence against women and women human rights defenders.
 

Why women? Why Movements?

Climate March

Women are on the forefront of change around the world. Yet women's rights are embattled and, in many places, the very safety of women actvists is at risk.

Feminist Movement Building

Indonesian MBI

Inspired by a feminist vision of justice, we help build new forms and practices of power that contribute to more egalitarian and democratic societies and a healthier planet. 

JASS Strategy & Approach

JAS SNA Safe Spaces

As part of JASS' holistic movement-building strategies, we create safe and empowering spaces for women where personal lives and struggles are as central to leadership development and organizing as their shared public battles. 

Critical Issues

Gabriella

Our work is driven by the women and organizations we work with in each region, ensuring that our initiatives are fundamentally shaped by local contexts and are responsive to the realities of women's day-to-day lives.