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At the 12th AWID Forum, JASS organized the in-depth session “Access to and Control over Resources: Organizing for Women’s EmPOWERment”. The following section presents some of the key ideas discussed in an attempt to broaden the understanding of access and control of resources from an analysis of power and rights. An example of these power dynamics is illustrated in a case from Guatemala where indigenous women and their communities’ struggle for recognition, rights, and resources threatened by mining industries. Finally, JASS shares a few principles for change in the struggle for women’s economic empowerment and to create alternatives that improve lives and promote reciprocity, justice and wellbeing for people and the planet.

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