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The words of Shirley Chisholm sum up 2018 perfectly: “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” This year, women all over the world mobilized in large numbers and so loudly that the tables were rattling and folding chairs lining up.
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JASS ED Lisa VeneKlasen and James Savage of the Fund for Global Human Rights examine how front-line defenders lead the way on the protection of activists and communities in this new article, Power and Safety: Rethinking Protection for Human Rights Defenders.
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Central America and Mexico – and the United States too – have become places in which too many women’s lives don’t matter. It’s time for a change.
Following historical elections in Mexico, there is a need for communities to come together to strengthen social fabric and movements with collective power.
Check out some highlights from 2016 in our Annual Report.
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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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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.
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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Valentín has worked with many national civil society organizations on sexual and reproductive rights, youth, grassroots development and legislative advocacy.
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2016 has been a year of, "mourning and mobilizing". Despite tough circumstances everywhere, JASS is rich with stories of hope and change. It’s been a busy and exciting year for us and we would like to share some of the highlights that have inspired and affirmed the work we do.
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