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To celebrate this One Billion Rising's theme on SOLIDARITY, we asked activists from our community to share their reflections.
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Jenny was born and raised in Tegucigalpa. She studied International Relations, Economics, and Political Science. Jenny has been a part of JASS Mesoamerica since 2017, and is in charge of the administration and logistics of the JASS office in Honduras. Jenny is an advocate of justice and gender equality, as well as a lover of nature and animals. She describes herself as responsible and dependable, as well as light-hearted and fun-loving. Jenny harbors a passion for serving others, compelled to advocate for those who have been rendered voiceless.
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JASS joins with the Latin American Working Group, the AFL-CIO and 10 other international organizations along with 6 Members of Congress to support the Organization of American States' (OAS) call for new elections in Honduras.
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Today, JASS honors the Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders Initiative, a political alliance that strengthens and mobilizes women human rights defenders in the volatile and increasingly violent contexts of Mesoamerica.
As JASS in Mesoamerica, Southern Africa, and Southeast Asia, we express our collective concern about the growing violence, violations of basic political and civil rights, and deterioration of democratic institutions in Honduras in the context of the very contested elections.
Follow JASS during the annual international campaign, #16DaysofActivism as we feature extraordinary stories about women's organizing efforts from across the our regional networks. You will learn about what are they confronting and how are they responding.
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This week, JASS and the Fund for Global Human Rights are convening a gathering on ‘defending rights in hostile contexts," among activists, researchers, donors and local, regional and international organizations to deepen our collective understanding of the crackdown against activists and civic space – and how to confront it.
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See how we imagined and adapted Movement Generation’s innovative framework for organizing toward a regenerative economy by drawing on gender justice and feminist organizing in Mesoamerica, Southeast Asia, and Southern Africa.
JASS is co-leading a fact-finding mission to Honduras and Guatemala with the Nobel Women’s Initiative and the Rigoberta Menchu Tum Foundation. JASS' own Executive Director Lisa Veneklasen will join the delegation, who will hear first-hand testimony from women human rights defenders and indigenous activists defending rights and the environment in violent contexts.
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Over 80 local, national, regional, and international organizations signed the following letter addressed to the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) and the Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation (FinnFund). expressing their concern with details shared during the July 6th announcement by the FMO and Finnfund regarding their withdrawal from the Agua Zarca hydroelectric project in Honduras. The letter was delivered to the Managing Director and CEO at the FinnFund and CEO at the FMO in early August 2017. 
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