November 25 marked the 30th anniversary and launch of this year’s #16DaysofActivism campaign!
#CrossTheLine with JASS this #16daysofActivism2021!
On November 25, we kicked off the 30th anniversary and celebration of the #16DaysofActivism campaign! This year’s theme, “Orange the world: End violence against women (VAW) now!” aims to mobilize diverse organizations, networks, and movements to advocate for long-term strategies to end VAW, promote the leadership of women and girls, amplify successful VAW interventions, and hold policymakers accountable to the bold commitments agreed to at the Generation Equality Forum.
Drawing on this theme, JASS will spotlight women-led initiatives from the regions we work where women activists are crossing the line to create a more just world, free from violence. For the next 14 days, follow our social media to read, learn, and be inspired by the powerful organizing women are leading to defend land and life, develop economic alternatives for long-term survival, center collective care and wellbeing, and more! Below are some key events you can be part of.
JASS Southern Africa
Women Defending Land and Life: The Story of Amadiba Crisis Committee
JASS Southern Africa is convening a regional dialogue “Women Defending Land and Life” as part of JASS’ virtual dialogue series Women Radically Transforming a World in Crisis on November 30 at 15:30 SAST/ 13:30 UTC.
The dialogue will spotlight the incredible organizing story of the Xolobeni community in South Africa led by the Amadiba Crisis Committee along with movement lessons on defense of land and life from women land defenders in the region.
Guardians of the Earth, Sowers of Hope
In 2021, we saw some progress towards justice as one the co-authors behind the murder of renowned Honduras indigenous leader, Berta Cáceres was found guilty. The paths to justice are still long and myriad for land defenders who face harassment and violence every day for their activism against extractives.
JASS Mesoamerica’s theme, ‘Guardians of the Earth, Sowers of Hope’ will spotlight the resistance and organizing strategies of women land and territory defenders from JASS’ Alquimia feminist movement builder schools, launch an Art Contest (Convocatoria de Arte), and a new video on strategic feminist leadership.
JASS Southeast Asia
One Day, One Voice: Stronger in Solidarity
2021 marks the 11th anniversary of the One Day, One Voice regional campaign in commemoration of #16DaysOfActivism. Under the theme ‘Stronger in Solidarity’, JASS Southeast Asia will mobilize thousands of women from our networks in Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, and Timor-Leste using art, music, dance, poetry, and thematic conversations, to raise awareness around gender-based violence and State violence.
The campaign will also mark its first One Day, One Voice Regional Solidarity Day, on November 27 with JASS partners and allies across the region.