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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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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
This week, 20 years after the United Nations adopted the Resolution on Human Rights Defenders and 5 years after the Resolution on Women Human Rights Defenders, 32 women activists and human rights defenders gather to mark the anniversary. From indigenous leaders protecting their land to women of color organizing for racial justice, these activists – bold defensoras from 18 different countries – bring deep knowledge of the struggle for justice and their own experiences crea
From March 12-23, hundreds of NGOs, activists, and representatives of UN Member States and entities will gather in New York for the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women. This year, the priority theme of the session is rural women and girls - the challenges they face, opportunities for the advancement of their rights, and their contributions to achievements in gender equality.
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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Lindsee joined JASS in September 2017, serving to support the Executive Director, Board, and JASS Leadership Team. She holds a Master's degree from Teachers College at Columbia University where she studied International Educational Development with an emphasis on humanitarian issues. Lindsee spent the past few years in New York, where she most recently worked as the office administrator at an international agricultural data company. She previously consulted for the Women’s Refugee Commission and the DREAM Project in the Dominican Republic.
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