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

Maggie Mapondera of JASS Southern Africa asks: We talk about justice all the time as feminists, but what do we actually mean by it? How do we even begin to imagine what justice looks like?

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Resource

This latest publication in the Making Change Happen series features the extraordinary stories of HIV positive Malawian women as they mobilize for decent health care resources.

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

The Our Bodies, Our Lives Campaign for Better ARVs has grown from strength to strength since its inception in 2012. JASS Southern Africa gathered over 18 Malawian partners and allies to reflect on three years of organizing alongside the women activist leaders who drive the campaign within their communities by standing up and speaking out for alternative ARVs, better healthcare and the resources to sustain their lives and livelihoods. For the women, the tangible fruits of this campaign and more than a decade of HIV-AIDS organizing are a strong marker that a movement is not built by one organization but through the learning, sharing, exchange and collaboration of many.

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