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200 Women Who Will Change the Way You See the World! Along with acclaimed author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and brave planet guardian Vandana Shiva, is JASS’ very own Executive Director and Co-Founder, Lisa VeneKlasen!
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Pauline Martin-Alvarez is a professional with over 30 years experience in human rights, social development and leadership of organisational change processes. She was born in Belfast, grew up in London and began her career with World University Service (UK) working with Chilean refugees and as a human rights activist. She lived and worked for WUS in South America and then moved to Central America and Mexico as Oxfam’s Regional Representative for the region during the eighties.
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Jethro Pettit, Research Fellow, Power, Participation and Social Change @ the Institute for Development Studies, University of Sussex, works on the design and facilitation of learning and on creative approaches to reflective practice, participatory action research and social leadership, within progressive development and social change efforts; he is focused on curriculum and teaching practices for use in training, facilitation, adult learning and higher education settings, as well as organisational learning and change processes, and how these relate to broader efforts to strengthen civil and
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The Institute for Development Studies (IDS) vision is a world in which poverty does not exist, social justice prevails and sustainable growth promotes human wellbeing. Their key strategic aims are: building new alliances, co-constructing knowledge, engaging in dynamic policy environments, and building their institutional capacity to be fit for purpose.
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The challenge to platforms for gender equality comes not just from actors with fundamentalist agendas, but from a conjuncture where women’s rights have been opportunistically instrumentalized to serve geopolitical goals, and neo-liberal policies have severed social justice from gender equality concerns
After several years as JASS Knowledge and Communications Coordinator, Annie continues to write and edit for JASS. In workshops and one-on-one, she aspires to train a new generation of JASS documenters to unleash their creativity while also caring about commas.
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This article uses Hilkka Pietilä’s reconceptualization of the economy as three spheres of production (free, protected and fettered) to illuminate the new ways in which neo-liberal globalization is intensifying exploitative capitalist processes. The study focuses on the particular vulnerabilities of women, the value of their unpaid work, and the transformative significance of their resistance.
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Lori is a long-time advocate and researcher on women’s health, most notably in the fields of violence against women and HIV. She currently directs the HIV Structural Drivers Research Consortium (STRIVE), a multi-country effort to generate evidence on how structural factors – such as gender, stigma, lack of livelihood options and drinking norms – shape individuals’ sexual behavior. STRIVE is based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where she also teaches and conducts research.
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