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Elections – An opportunity to demand?
By Wadzanayi Vere I cast my first vote at the age of 25! I remember feeling excited and overcome with a sense of power. I became conscious of the electoral process as a means of…
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Everyday is women’s day
A conversation with Makoma Lekalakala, Earthlife Africa  What is the state of organising by women in your sector and context? I respect women, particularly South African women because they don’t ever wait for Women’s Day…
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Guatemala Faces a Critical Juncture
* Photograph credit: Saul Martinez/ Reuters  By Laura Carlsen, Edited by the JASS Mesoamérica Team Guatemala is teetering on the brink following the surprising results of the first round of elections on June 25, where…
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International Women’s Day in Mexico City: A mega-march against the patriarchy
By Laura Carlsen   The International Women’s Day march in Mexico City was one of the largest in the world in recent years. After receding during the pandemic, the traditional mobilisation returned in 2023 stronger…
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Struggles, Movements, and Resistances Transformed into Alchemy
By Daysi Flores   We women occupy a special space when we speak of struggles for land and territory and resistance against the extractivist economic model that has been promoted throughout the Mesoamerican region and…
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Unresigned
By Alexa Bradley I am sweating.  I am alone, sitting with a phone pressed to my ear, waiting.  My heart is beating, I am trying to breathe but feel nauseous. I am dreading what might…
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Reflections on a New Era in Honduras
By Delmy Martínez The scene after the 2021 presidential election: There is an air of freedom, and hope for change. The feeling of bonding is everywhere–in the looks, in the smiles, in the dance of the…
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Why anti-racist struggles are critical for our liberation
An interview with Phumi Mtetwa, Regional Director, JASS Southern Africa To mark 21 March, The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (also observed as Human Rights Day in South Africa), JASS sat down with Phumi…
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