Critical Issues

JASS builds bridges that bring diverse women and organizations together across issues, social divides and borders to develop mutual trust, shared crosscutting agendas, and joint strategies for action.

JASS’ work is driven by the women and organizations we work with in each region, ensuring that our initiatives are shaped by local contexts and women’s day-to-day lives. Issues vary from one place to the next, but three thematic agendas have surfaced as critical priorities everywhere we work:

  1. women activists’ safety and freedom of expression;
  2. economic justice and access to resources; and
  3. women’s holistic health, sexuality, and wellbeing.

JASS regional teams are pioneering innovative methods and movement-building strategies for addressing these issues and sharing best practices with JASS’ global community.