Women Crossing the Line

One woman Crossing the Line is courageous, many women Crossing the Line is a movement. Embedded in communities throughout Southeast Asia, Southern Africa and Mesoamerica, JASS' movement-building programs and collaboration with many partners and allies is helping to realize the power of organizing. 

Annual Report

  • Through our regional leaderships schools and training programs, JASS has equipped more than 1,500 activists and feminist community organizers who are leading change. 
  • JASS has co-created and mobilizes 7 national and regional networks that are narrowing the gap between policy and reality by, for example, improving access to quality HIV/AIDs medicines, defending natural resources and land rights, and providing protection for a range of women including LGBT, rural, young and indigenous activists. 
  • Drawing on a network of hundreds of community-based activists gathering evidence on human rights violations, JASS and allies have produced cutting-edge analysis about violence against women human rights defenders (WHRDs), contributing to improved policy and practice on the protection of WHRDs and the passage of a UN Resolution on the protection of WHRDs in 2013
  • By equipping more than 200 activsts with communications tools, JASS has helped bridge the gender digital divide and garnered media coverage for women's voices from local press to Al Jazeera and CNN.
  • JASS' conceptual frameworks and tools about power, movement building, advocacy and the changing context for human rights are used and adapted by universities, policy-makers, practitioners, community organizers and many international organizations.