JASS Blog

by Rosanna Langara on June 18, 2021 on 9:27 am

"At its very core, Pride is, and will always be, a protest; Pride means fighting back..." Read this emotive blog about Bahaghari Philippines, an LGBTQ+ group fighting for their rights to exist - be seen and valued - in an hostile environment.

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

Written by Lina Han

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.

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