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Women Crossing the Line

Check out this original spoken word written by Emery Bright, part of our close-knit JASS extended family. Lisa VeneKlasen, JASS Executive Director, explains the song was "partly inspired by an activist we lost (Berta Caceres) and partly by our troubling elections."

Regional

JASS Mesoamerica

After the unprecedented mobilizations which led to the overthrow of a corrupt president and vice-president, Guatemala now faces a challenge shared by democracies around the world.

JASS Southern Africa

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.

JASS Southeast Asia

Thousands of Southeast Asian women and men will join together in solidarity with women human rights defenders at risk during JASS Southeast Asia’s regional One Day, One Voice Campaign, which coincides with the global 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women.

JASS Crossregional

Co-created by Just Associates Southern Africa, Association for Progressive Communications and Women’sNet, South Africa Amplify Women’s Voices!

Blog Entries

Indonesian feminist activist Maria Mustika led a life of selflessness. This tribute article about her gives us a glimpse of how Maria touched the lives of many people.
JASS' WInnet Shamuyarira reflects on a Cross Movement Dialogue that brought together women activists from Zimbabwe, Malawi and South Africa to identify and map the key actors, politics and policies driving the “closing space for civil society” and increased backlash against women activists in Southern Africa.

Resources

A compilation of work from the first movement building workshop in 2009, this publication features Filipino women activists, feminists and other writers. Together, they share the history, challenges, diversity and dynamism of women's movement building in the Philippines
This paper articulates a vision for a more feminist UN and recommends both transformative and practical steps that can be taken by a number of actors, including the next Secretary-General, to achieve it. The principles and recommendations outlined here have been offered by leading, feminist thinkers in civil society, philanthropy, academia, as well as current and former UN staff.

Newsletter

Young Indonesian Activists Organize to Defend Democratic Freedomes • Women Activist Strategize against Backlash in Zimbabwe • Admist Violence, Women Organize for Protection