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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!

Regional

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.
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.

Blog Entries

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.
Written by Lina Han

Resources

Defensoras de los derechos humanos de 19 países exigen que se ponga fin a la violencia y la discriminación que siguen poniendo en peligro sus vidas, sus derechos y sus trabajo indispensable en pro de la justicia e igualdad. Vea las recomendaciones.
Women human rights defenders from 19 countries demand an end to the violence and discrimination that continues to put their lives, rights, and indispensable work for justice and equality at risk. Read their recommendations here.

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.