Philippines

Young women activists are posting their comments on the "freedom wall" during  a protest action in Manila. The women’s movement in the Philippines, along with social movements that have been actively campaigning to repeal the new anti-cybercrime law, has moved one step forward as just a few hours after the Black Tuesday protest last October 9, Supreme Court justices, in an en banc session, unanimously decided to issue a temporary restraining order (TRO) on the implementation of the law. When women unite against injustice, government has no other option but to concede.
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Following her participation in a regional communications for activism training facilitated by JASS and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) last December in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and with the support of her organization, the Women Studies and Resource Center (WSRC), Millet organized a communication technologies training for human rights advocates from a variety of groups working in the Southern Mindaneo region.
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The Center for Women’s Resources (CWR) is a non-profit research and training institute for women that provides research, education and training advocacy and publications on the economic, social, and political situation of Filipino women in order to inform and support women activists and their organizations.
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JASS SEA Regional Workshop  In Phnom Penh, Cambodia - June 22-24, 2012 - JASS Southeast Asia's "landing the helicopter" workshop pondered how to deepen, understand and respond to power as 26 women from six Southeast Asian countries gathered to share stories and ideas on how to strengthen women's activism and JASS' role in the region.
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Dina Abad is a renowned feminist advocate and organizer.
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Jelen Paclarin is a women’s rights advocate and the Executive Director of the Women’s Legal Bureau (WLB).  As a senior lecturer at the Miriam College in Manila, Jelen both educates on and fights for women’s human rights. WLB’s activities include education and training on women’s human rights and the law and conducting research and engaging in policy advocacy to transform the law and the legal system to advance women’s rights and leadership.
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Mary Joan A. Guan (Jojo) is a well-known human rights activist and feminist, and serves as the current Executive Director of the Centre for Women’s Resources (CWR), a research and training institute for women established in 1982.
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Developing a critical political consciousness is at the core of JASS’ feminist movement building strategies. Popular education, or more specifically, feminist popular education, has long served as a conceptual and methodological foundation for JASS’ activist training, learning, organizing, and action.
In the beginning of the so called 21st Century, of one of the least civilized planets of the universe, the economic, political, symbolic, social and military power was in the hands of a few sick men who suffered from such a severe misogyny that they had come to despise life itself. The illness had appeared some five or six thousand years earlier, when the male humans discovered that they had something to do with the reproduction of their species.

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