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Youth Vision is a youth-led NGO dedicated to promoting, defending, and advocating for adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights in Zambia. The organization trains young people in SRHR, mobilizes their active political participation and works to raise awareness about and end violence against women. JASS works closely with Youth Vision to convene women-only spaces, Young Women’s Leadership Academies, for skills-building and strengthening young activists Zambia.
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Sexual and reproductive health rights are key issues for young women in Zambia. This year the constitution-making process provides a critical opportunity to put the debate on women’s bodies and choices around sexuality and abortion front and centre. In a context of staunch conservatism articulated by religious and traditional beliefs, there has been little progress on entrenching these rights. “Women in desperate circumstances will continue to seek backyard abortions and use herbs to attempt termination,” says JASS partner and Youth Vision Zambia Executive Director, Amos Mwale. "Meanwhile as we continue to debate, a lot of women continue to die from unsafe abortions in the townships, or from accessing the services of quacks."
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As social, political and economic instability dominates headlines worldwide, members of JASS’ international community are providing their own take on what this means for women’s rights, equality, and wellbeing. Check out JASS’ up-to-the-minute frontline analyses on patriarchy, feminist movement building and security from our annual Crossregional Dialogue in April.
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What does it mean to be a feminist within a culture or religion that may be at odds with women’s freedoms? How has NGOization sculpted the way we think of feminist work? What does it mean to be a “good, young Zambian woman”? How can young women mobilize as feminists for positive change? 
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Women activists from Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe are reclaiming and using ICTs to amplify women’s voices for rights. From July 18th to 20th, JASS Southern Africa and Women’sNet hosted a Southern Africa Regional Feminist Tech Exchange (FTX) in Johannesburg with nine activists to build ICT skills and strategies to support their organizing.
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Looking back at JASS' Movement Building Initiative in Mesoamerica, Southeast Asia, and Southern Africa
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JASS Southern Africa returned to Zambia in December to support the women of Generation Alive (GAL) and Basali Amoho (Women Together) as they develop action plans to collectively challenge issues of power in their lives and in public spaces. "
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At a dynamic kick-off workshop late 2010, JASS gathered faith-based leaders living with HIV, lesbian activists, youth organizing for sexual and reproductive rights and feminist IT facilitators to forge a powerful collaboration to build movements for women’s rights throughout Southern Africa. This new partnership breaks through categories and “issue silos” – but to what end? A bold and comprehensive strategy fuels this initiative.
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Organizing is a long-term, often slow process requiring lots of patience. So when an event happens that feels like a giant leap forward for a small part of womankind---it’s very exciting. It also affirms the big payoff of sustained investment in dialogue, reflection, training, and group building. That’s how we at JASS feel about the launch of a new young women’s organization—Generation Alive!—that has emerged from our work there.
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JASS Southern Africa continues to bridge divides and to foster feminist leadership and action to confront stigma and improve health and lives.
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