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Urgent Actions & Appeals

Read the demands compiled and shared by the Cáceres Family and COPINH. There has been "total secrecy that surrounds the investigation of her assassination and the attempts to criminalize members of COPINH and other human rights defenders..."
Join JASS and our allies in New York and Geneva this month: on Sept. 24, event on the Honduras Platform on the UPR, Sept. 27, parallel event to the UN Sustainable Development Summit, and on Sept. 29, side event on Mexico at the UN Human Rights Council. Follow us on our Facebook and Twitter pages!

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We are MOBILIZING HOPE during this year's 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence! Join us every day as we feature 16 women activists who at the forefront of many justice efforts. They will inspire and give you hope -- a true testament to the power of organizing, even in the most dire of times.
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.
When #BringBackOurGirls became the number one trending hashtag on twitter, it became clear that a global call for action was underway. Started by a group of campaigners in Abuja, Nigeria, this hashtag was an urgent call to attract global attention to the kidnapping of over 200 school girls by the armed group Boko Haram in Chibok, Nigeria on April 14th.

Blog Entries

Written by Lina Han
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.

Resources

Groundbreaking report by legal experts underscores Lenca testimonies of violence and intimidation.
Read the 6th installment of our Making Change Happen series, Rethinking Protection, Power, and Movements: Lessons from Women Human Rights Defenders in Mesoamerica, which brings a feminist and social movement perspective to the emerging conversations about the shifting dynamics of power and protection.

Women Crossing the Line

Check out this original spoken word, inspired by the death of Berta Caceres and the US 2016 presidential election, written by Emery Bright.