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by JASS on June 24, 2021 on 6:59 am

By Laura Zúniga Cáceres

On March 2, 2016, the world suffered the murder of land defender Berta Cáceres. From that moment, those of us who took on the fight for justice pointed out that this act was aimed at stopping the struggle of the Lenca people in defense of the Gualcarque River.

by Everjoice Win on April 11, 2020 on 1:39 pm

JASS builder, board member and long-time advisor writes a provocative piece on what we can learn from the HIV/AIDS pandemic during this COVID-19 crisis.

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 Lindsee Gregory on July 11, 2019 on 11:31 am

In recent months, abortion bans have dominated the headlines. But these battles are not only happening in the U.S. We talked to colleagues and allies about abortion rights in Nicaragua, Mexico, the Philippines, and Zimbabwe – and what that means for people who need to access the full range of reproductive care.

by Rosa Chávez on June 20, 2019 on 3:36 pm

Rosa Chavez shares her experience at the Serene House, a space for self and collective care and wellbeing of women human rights defenders.

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by on October 18, 2018 on 1:25 pm

JASS' Adelaide Mazwarira sits down with JASS supporter and ambassador, Marg VeneKlasen, to ask her how she became bold. Her answer will inspire you!

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