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In 2014, there were many times that the balance between struggle and hope was hard to maintain. Crises and conflict continued to unfold across the world and yet, with increasing energy, we also witnessed and joined many people coming together and rising up against injustice and violence. From Black Lives Matter in Ferguson, Missouri to the Yellow Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong, and the global mobilization in response to the killings of 42 students in Ayotzinapa, Mexico. And despite being hardly visible in the media or cast as victims, women activists and leaders were at the forefront, organizing to resist and transform their communities and the world, often at great risk to themselves. Against this backdrop, for JASS, 2014 was a year of recognition, impact and going deeper in our movement-building strategies to support women and organizations leading social justice efforts. Read Report for more highlights!

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