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Time to Strengthen Movement Consolidation in Indonesia
Reflections on Indonesia’s 2024 General Election By Desti Murdijana In 1998, Indonesia successfully emerged from the dark period of the New Order under Suharto. The Reformasi (Reformation) movement as initiated by the civil society organisations…
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Coming Together to Protect Ourselves
By Laura Carlsen “We are not one, we are not a hundred, damn government, count us right!” The slogan refers to the traditional Mexican government strategy of minimizing feminist strength by lying about their numbers.…
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Millions of Voices, One Struggle: Building Transnational Solidarity among Womxn Land and Territory Defenders
By Tami Alvarez, a youth activist and land defender from the Philippines As a Lumad youth activist and part of the organization Sabokahan Unity of Lumad Women that promotes the rights of womxn and LGBTQI…
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Navigating Gender-Based Violence in Indonesia
By Dewi Aryanu, community organiser, Indonesia  Trigger Warning: Sexual harassment, sexual violence “Why did you take off your hijab? I sent you to live in a pesantren (Islamic boarding school) so that you know to…
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Facilitating Safe Spaces for Womxn in Indonesia
By Theresia Siti, community organiser, Indonesia  I joined FAMM Indonesia (Young Indonesian Women Activists’ Forum) during their intergenerational meeting and Movement Building Institute (MBI) in 2010. Initially, I received an invitation from the director of…
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Learning from the Indigenous Womxn of Lou Bawe
By Yuliana, community organiser, East Kalimantan, Indonesia When I decided to migrate from Sulawesi to East Kalimantan, the people around me said “be careful of the Dayaks, they like to cut off people’s heads.” Their message stuck…
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The Search for Critical Friends
By Mufliha Wijayanti, lecturer at a State Islamic University in Indonesia “These “gender ladies” just add more work. Making regular planning is already a hassle, let alone having to use gender analysis, complicating things.” “PSGA…
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The Change is Here: From Words to Voices, From Present to Future
By Vevi Alfi Maghfiroh, young journalist, Indonesia   I was born in Indamayu’s coastal region, and for me, my birthplace decides the kind of path that I have to walk on every single day. Since…
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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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