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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 Ana Luisa Ahern on July 15, 2009 on 3:02 pm

Petateras Mar de Cambios

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by Valerie Miller on July 11, 2009 on 5:36 pm

Here we are in Panama -- 33 women from Mexico, Central America and the US sharing and deepening our understanding of power and patriarchy with all the passion and creativity that our collective energy and experience generate! Our location -- right beside the Panama Canal – adds an historic and political element to our workshop. For almost an entire century, the canal represented the imperial power of the US in Latin America. The long struggle of the Panamanians to gain control of the Canal was finally achieved in 1999. Staying at a hotel inside what was just ten years ago the US Canal Zone offers multiple lessons in perseverance and power.

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by on July 7, 2009 on 4:28 pm

Just a short note from Panama City about Mar de Cambios (July 5-10), where around 40 women from different MesoAmerican countries are discussing about feminism and how the patriarchal power affects ourselves and our society.

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by Martha Tholanah on June 7, 2009 on 3:23 pm

We are almost there, making shape out of the confusion, enduring the pain, but loving each other as sisters, as we build and undo and rebuild, and we start seeing the shape of our Southern African Movement. We are as ready for the last building blocks and roofing, just as we get ready for our first JASS Southern Africa baby, (we have already named) Nairobi - even though we are not sure whether Nairobi will be a girl or boy, we are ready for her/ him, and for sure a feminist as Nairobi has been instrumental in our process, even as we may have been scaring her/ his mother about the birth process to expect.

by Patience Mandishona on June 6, 2009 on 5:04 pm

As the 8 women in the planning meeting go to their rooms to retire for the night , I reflect on the day's proceedings. What have we achieved, what are we going to do, where are we going? These are the questions going through my mind. Looking back and reflecting on the conversation we had during the day of the different contexts of the region. The appointment of Jacob Zuma, the GNU in Zimbabwe, the creation of COZWHA+ in Zambia , recession in the USA and the impact of the OBAMA administration on the world. Am asking myself, how much impact do all these situations have on the work of JASS Southern Africa.

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