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by JASS on March 8, 2018 on 3:55 am

Like most Cambodian women, journalist Chantrea Koeut-Urgell knows how it feels to face gender inequality. Chantrea shares her experiences of growing up in a patriarchal society that considered women weak and their reputations easily stained. She shares her powerful story from childhood trauma to sexual harassment she’s faced at work.

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by on March 2, 2015 on 1:38 am

Meet two activists from Nigeria and South Africa—Betty Abah and Nomonde Nkosi—saying, "No!" to Big Coal. Despite the distance that separates them and their contexts, their powerful stories illustrate women’s courage, leadership and organization in standing up to multinational corporations.

by Shereen Essof on February 24, 2015 on 2:50 am

"What does 'women's empowerment' mean?" JASS Southern Africa's Shereen Essof and Maggie Mapondera sound off on the African Union's recent appointment of President Robert Mugabe as Chair and pledge to put women's empowerment at the top of the agenda.

by Carrie Wilson on December 12, 2014 on 3:22 pm

During 16 Days of Activism on December 9, JASS Crossregional Program Director, Carrie Wilson spoke at a White House Rally on behalf of the International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflictwhich JASS is a member of the advisory committee. This rally called on U.S. President, Barack Obama to break barriers to post-rape care for women and girls in conflict countries.

by JASS on November 11, 2014 on 4:10 am

Written by Pin Marin

I have long dreamed of living in a “prosperous” Cambodia – where everyone contributes to the country’s development, where women and men are active and equal participants, and where we finally attain peace and justice.

by on September 30, 2014 on 8:58 am

Maggie Mapondera of JASS Southern Africa asks: We talk about justice all the time as feminists, but what do we actually mean by it? How do we even begin to imagine what justice looks like?

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