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by JASS on August 14, 2017 on 3:45 pm

Written by Lina Han

by Niken Lestari on May 31, 2016 on 3:39 am

The majority of indigenous women of Indonesia face multiple challenges in their daily lives: being a woman, being an indigenous woman, and being a rural poor indigenous woman. For Pipi Supeni, an indigenous woman from the Dayak Benuaq tribe of East Kalimantan, being constantly in the margins is not a hopeless situation. Representing her organizations, she leads her community in raising indigenous women’s awareness of their rights. Read more…

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by JASS on May 10, 2016 on 3:25 am

“I now know how to use a tablet which is not a norm in Malawi because [many believe] tablets cannot and should not be used by a local woman like me,” says woman activist leader Jessie Mwale of Mzimba, Malawi. “But because [of this skill I am empowered and I have knowledge.” 

Mobile phones in the hands of women activist leaders can be powerful tools to drive movements and campaigns. Because mobile phones are a personal part of our daily lives, they have the potential to reach and impact thousands more people.

by JASS on February 1, 2016 on 1:37 am

In Seram Islands, Indonesia, women rise from poverty through Bina Masadah (Women, There is Hope), a women farmers’ cooperative that they formed in the coastal community of Nuruwe. Women lead the seaweed processing and run the cooperative themselves.

by on July 19, 2015 on 12:37 pm

Everywhere at the Human Rights Council (HRC) the catchphrase on everyone’s tongue was “shrinking spaces for civil society”. But what does it mean, really? How are activists grappling with this “shrinking space” in their work? To try and find out a little more, JASS Southern Africa's Maggie Mapondera interviewed activists from as far afield as Mongolia, Brazil and India to learn from their experiences and analysis.

by Niken Lestari on June 25, 2015 on 3:48 pm

Niken Lestari of FAMM-Indonesia (Forum Aktivis Perempuan Muda-Indonesia) examines Indonesian migrant women’s plight and its interconnection with death penalty as enforced in Indonesia and its “receiving” countries such as Saudi Arabia. Read more...

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