JASS Blog

by Lisa VeneKlasen on October 18, 2019 on 10:42 am

Happy JASS Day! In 2014, Santa Fe, New Mexico declared October 18 at day of celebration and solidarity with women human rights defenders fighting for land, water, and territories. JASS Executive Director Lisa VeneKlasen writes about how growing up in Santa Fe influenced her politics and her feminism in this letter of appreciation to our growing Santa Fe community.

by JASS on May 31, 2017 on 5:19 pm

Written by Mikas Matsuzawa

by Winnet Shamuyarira on January 27, 2017 on 10:38 am

JASS' WInnet Shamuyarira reflects on a Cross Movement Dialogue that brought together women activists from Zimbabwe, Malawi and South Africa to identify and map the key actors, politics and policies driving the “closing space for civil society” and increased backlash against women activists in Southern Africa.

by Srilatha Batliwala on November 23, 2016 on 3:43 pm

JASS Board Co-chair and feminist scholar, Srilatha Batliwala, writes about what crossing the line means to her: "I bow my head in salutation to Januba and her mother. I bow my head in silent salutation to all the women around the world who cross the line."

by JASS on September 9, 2016 on 10:29 am

The fires we light are not fires to set alight police cars, they are small cooking fires we make in our township backyards to feed the children when there's no electricity. The fires we light are not fires to set alight our neighbor's small-time business, they are rare passions we ignite in each other to soldier on, set up vending stalls and make a living against all odds.

by Daysi Yamileth Flores Hernandez on September 7, 2016 on 12:32 pm

The skies wept as together we received the month of September in the town of La Esperanza, Honduras. Hundreds of visitors brought with them hearts that beat to the rhythms of their struggles, their love and the many colors of their dreams; they brought their cameras, drums, pens, and the united cry to demand once and for all: Justice for Berta!

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