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To build movements for women’s rights, JASS Southern Africa analyzes and challenges women’s inequality through the lens of power and HIV/AIDS.

In the Spotlight

Having more women in political leadership is insufficient in challenging inequality and gender relations. As global private and corporate actors play increasingly bigger roles in shaping the future of development and human rights—sometimes operating as unaccountable to the public—how can women strategically advocate for their rights?



Mapping the Terrain for Feminist Movement Building & Organizing for Women’s Human Rights

Women Crossing the Line

Zimbabwean activist, Prayers Mushava, shares her powerful story of how she became an activist: "The reality of what it means to be a woman became [even] clearer when I met JASS in 2013. I began to see life through a feminist lens and realized that disobedience can be celebrated, especially if it aims to defeat structures that harden women’s lives whilst privileging men."

Regional Gallery Highlights

Thirty women activists met at the JASS Malawi Feminist Movement Builders School to dig deep into feminist analysis, principles and practice. For one woman activist leader, the school embodied, ‘revolutionary change, I know that this change begins with me and if I work with my sisters, we can make a better world.’

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