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JASS' Adelaide Mazwarira sits down with JASS supporter and ambassador, Marg VeneKlasen, to ask her how she became bold. Her answer will inspire you!
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Written by visiting intern Veronica Espaillat, this blog explores how feminists have used safe spaces (albeit under different names) to build trust and create shared agendas among women. Despite extraordinary contextual differences, she finds that variations of feminist safe spaces appear across contexts, changing women's lives for the better.
If there is one thing we can say about this past year, it is that 2017 was the year of women. We were in the streets in dozens of countries – wearing pink hats, no less! We reclaimed our time and we broke the silence.
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From September 8-11, we joined nearly 2000 diverse participants from across the globe in Brazil. From the Black Feminist Forum, plenaries, sessions and hubs, we were incredibly inspired and energized by what we heard, learned and offered. Together with allies, we shared stories and tools for cross-movement power and change.
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Where to start? … Over a week ago, I attended a dialogue—The Importance of Youth Leadership in Africa: A Discussion with Young African Leaders, hosted by Congresswoman Karen Bass. Catchy title, but I wish I could say the same about the discussion.
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In recent months, abortion bans have dominated the headlines. But these battles are not only happening in the U.S. We talked to colleagues and allies about abortion rights in Nicaragua, Mexico, the Philippines, and Zimbabwe – and what that means for people who need to access the full range of reproductive care.
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On #MothersDay, we are honored the courage and ingenuity of mothers around the world who are standing up, speaking out, and challenging injustice, starting with the feminist moms in our network!
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JASS and Move to End Violence organized a 10-day women-to-women cross-border exchange among 21 women of color activists leading grassroots women’s organizing in the U.S., with JASS Mesoamerica and our allies from Guatemala and Honduras. The exchange aimed to build cross-border connections and learning, and explore how to connect our strategies to combat violence, climate change, corruption, and the crises of governance in our countries.
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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.
We're on the edge of our seats following US Senate hearings where Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified about her experience of sexual violence. And yet, we're equally hopeful. Read the reflections of our staff from across contexts and continents

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