Istanbul, Turkey – 15-17 April 2012
JASS’ annual crossregional dialogue brought together 40 activists and scholars from 19 countries in Istanbul, Turkey to reflect on a shared vision for and experiences with feminist movement building in Southeast Asia, Southern Africa, and Mesoamerica. Participants were made up of JASS staff, advisors, board members, and key allies working with variety of issues and constituencies including HIV+ women in Malawi, LBT women in Indonesia and Zimbabwe, indigenous women in Guatemala and Malaysia, and young women in Zambia, Cambodia, and Timor L’este. Over three days, discussions covered patriarchy, feminist popular education, risk and security, and alliances, all with an eye toward knowledge production and practical applications in a wide variety of contexts.
This page includes links to the presentations, background papers, and articles that informed the dialogue.
Part 1. This is JASS – Introductions
Part 2. Setting the stage-contextual analyses
JASS Mesoamerica Context Video
Southeast Asia Southern Africa
Mesoamerica Mesoamerica Resistance
United States Global
Women’s Work, Nature and Colonial Exploitation, Angele Miles – 2001 – Canadian Journal of Development Studies
Neo-liberalism as creative destruction, David Harvey – 2006 – Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography
Part 3. Patriarchy, power, and feminist movements
Highlights from our dialogue: Demystifying Patriarchy: The Interconnectivity of race, capitalism and gender – Dudzi Nhengu
Part 4. Alliances
Southern Africa Alliances – presentation by Azola Goqwana – Click images to see further information.
Highlights from our dialogue: Lessons learned: JASS partnerships and alliances.
Part 5. Feminist Popular Education
Highlights & Reflections
Feminist popular education in action…… Mural of Ancestors and Body Mapping
Part 6. Risk and working in violent contexts & security measures
Strategic thinking: politics of heart-mind-and-body—discussion paper from JASS Southern Africa
Risk and conflict – Mesoamerican Initiative Human Rights Defenders of Women—presentation by Laura Carlsen