Crossregional - Resources

JASS
Global South perspectives from JASS’ regions: hear from different JASS staff from around the world on  How to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 5 (gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls) in a context of closing civic space and increased violence? Investments in women’s political education, organizing and movement-building across social movements is essential for: Building constituencies and strong civic engagement for accountability
Meriela Arce & Valerie Miller
The JASS community is steeped in a particularly political way of learning, analyzing, and taking action. From the beginning, this approach – feminist popular education – has shaped JASS’ vision and strategies. In 2011, JASS undertook a series of activities that highlighted what this approach has meant to the work. Drawing on the thinking and experience of many pioneering popular educators within the network, JASS set out to better understand and define how feminist popular education shapes our movement-building in different contexts.
JASS (Just Associates)
Access to and control over resources is about power. Today, the ferocious scramble to control and exploit resources—from land and forests to technology and human DNA—is a scramble for power. This session will explore women’s access and control of resources from a feminist movement-builder’s perspective.
Valerie Miller & Lisa VeneKlasen
Developing a critical political consciousness is at the core of JASS’ feminist movement building strategies. Popular education, or more specifically, feminist popular education, has long served as a conceptual and methodological foundation for JASS’ activist training, learning, organizing, and action.
Alda Facio
In the beginning of the so called 21st Century, of one of the least civilized planets of the universe, the economic, political, symbolic, social and military power was in the hands of a few sick men who suffered from such a severe misogyny that they had come to despise life itself. The illness had appeared some five or six thousand years earlier, when the male humans discovered that they had something to do with the reproduction of their species.
Lisa VeneKlasen
A presentation of JASS' progress since 2006 and strategies moving forward. The presentation highlights themes such as JASS' community, relationships, reputation, and power.
Lisa VeneKlasen with Valerie Miller
 A New Weave of Power, People & Politics provides a well-tested approach for building people’s participation and collective power that goes beyond influencing policy and politics to transforming public decision-making altogether.
Srilatha Batliwala
We have much to celebrate as we introspect on the gains of the past three decades in achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment.  We applaud the UN - and your predecessors in this august assembly - for having provided the space for women to gather globally, for listening to our voices, and responding to our various calls for your collective action for the empowerment of women throughout the world.  We particularly appreciate your role – sometimes willing and sometimes reluctant!

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