JASS Kicks Off in Zambia


JASS launched movement-building in Zambia through broad-based consultation and assessment. Dialogue with diverse groups and leaders revealed that, despite its strong history in this country, women’s rights organizing seems demobilized in recent years, fragmented by competing issue agendas. As a first step in re-connecting this work with women at community level, 21 young women and 2 men – all activists in HIV/AIDS, youth, and women’s reproductive rights – met at a JASS workshop (Lusaka, November 2009) to map out ways to women's organizing and leadership to confront stigma, increase access to healthcare, and improve basic livelihoods – all part of a core agenda for women’s rights.  

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