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Women Redefining Democracy for Peace, Justice and Equality

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The Nobel Women's Initiative, in partnership with JASS and the Rigoberta Menchú Tum Foundation, hosted "Women Redefining Democracy for Peace, Justice and Equality," May 10-12, 2009, in Antigua, Guatemala. Women from around the world examined the challenges of democratization and reshaping…

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Fact-finding Mission on Women & Violence in Guatemala

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JASS and our allies, accompanied by one of international human rights lawyers handling the Juarez femicide case, Rhonda Copeland, conducted a fact-finding mission, May 13-14, in Guatemala City. Several women’s and human rights organizations gave testimony, including CONAVIGUA, Moloj, Sector…

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International Women’s Democracy Conference

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The Nobel Women’s Initiative, in partnership with JASS and the Rigoberta Menchú Tum Foundation, hosted “Women Redefining Democracy for Peace, Justice and Equality," May 10-12, 2009, in Antigua, Guatemala. Women from around the world examined the challenges of democratization and reshaping democracy. Reporting…

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Power – Movements – Change: JASS Crossregional Dialogue 2009

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Is it possible to build a strong transnational organization – part movement, part NGO, part network – that retains flexibility and energy, resists bureaucratization, and truly recognizes and builds on differences? That’s our goal as JASS! In December 2009, we gathered to track our journey, learn from each other and from allies’ experiences, and name the principles that underpin this work
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Movement Building in Malawi

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The JASS team held movement building workshops in three regions of Malawi. Each workshop convened 20 grassroots activists living with and working on HIV/AIDS to share experiences, support each other, discuss and dramatize power dynamics and strengthen their organizing strategies.…

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Huger Strike for Democracy in Nicaragua

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San Jose. June 7, 2008. (María Suárez Toro, FIRE) A legendary Sandinista leader and political activist launched an indefinite hunger strike on June 4, 2008 against the current President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega for his authoritarian policies. Dora María Tellez,…

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Crossing the Lesbian–Feminist Divide in Zimbabwe

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Organizing in Zimbabwe has been difficult, even dangerous, for some years. Lesbian activism confronts particular obstacles, notes Patience Mandishona of GALZ (Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe): the president's open homophobia and the challenges of mobilizing Southern African women, even feminists, around issues such as hate crimes against lesbian, gay, transgender and intersex people (LGBTI). Read an interview with Patience and Martha Tholanah on GALZ’ innovative action and its intersection with JASS movement-building.
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